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Veney Hulk at Rio. INTRODUCTION. 46 passes, where they might have opposed the entrance of French armies, and the Prince Regent only declared his adherence to the continental system, and arrested thé English on the simultaneous entrance of three Imperial and Spanish armies. Junot invaded Algarve and passed the Zezere, at the same moment when Solano threw himself upon Oporto, and Carafa occupied Under these circumstances, the conduct Alentejo and Algarve. of thé ministry, though not courageous, was natural, and it was as natural when Lord Strangford returned to Lisbon, which, perhaps, he ought not to have left, that the last council held in that capital should decide on thé emigration of the court to Brazil.

Capt. Henrique de Souza Prego. Costa QuinateHa. -f~P~ioda 64, (. p. 64, Capt. Don Manoel Juan Souça. 74, Capt. Garçao. 64, Capt. Don Manoel Menezes. , Capt. Rodrigo Lobo. 36, Capt- Luiz d'Acunha. 32, Capt. Tancos, Conde de Viana. 20, Commanded by a lieutenant. INTRODUCTION. Such are the public accounts transmitted by foreigners to their court of one of the most singula? transactions that has occurred in the history of kingdoms and of courts. Yet such was the state of Europe at that time, so momentous the struggle between the principals in the mighty warfare that was going on, that the ancient house of Braganza left the seat of its ancestors, to seek shelter and security beyond the Atlantic, almost without notice and with less ceremony than had formerly attended an excursion to its country palaces.

Of the French den appearance actually within the harbour, seems to have palsied the understanding of every person on shore, whose business it should have been to oppose them, and the forts and the city were given up almost without a struggle. It would, however, have been impossible for the French to maintain themselves in Rio therefore Duguay Trouin, atter refreshing his people, ransomed thé city for 600,000 cruzadoes. Bad weather alone prevented him from laying waste the reconcave of Bahia, as he had done Rio but he had Mnlled thé ostensible purpose of his voyage by avenging the treatment of Duclerc and his people, and returned to France early in 1*712.

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