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Title
Royal Portuguese law
Additional title: Royal Portuguese decree regarding punishment of slaves using forbidden weapons
Collection

Brazil Miscellaneous Collections

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1756-01-24
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 230
Topics
Slavery -- Brazil
Slave trade -- Brazil
Slavery Law and legislation
Slavery -- Angola
Slavery -- Portugal
Slave trade -- Portugal
Genres
Laws
Notes
Content: Dom Jozé by the Grace of God King of Portugal... I make it known that, since I have been advised that in the state of Brazil the mulatos and black slaves continue to use knives and other forbidden weapons, and the penalties imposed by the laws of 29 March 1719, and 25 June 1749 are not sufficient to restrain them: Therefore the above-named black man and mulato slaves in the said state, in place of the punishment of ten years on the Galley imposed by the referred laws on the transgressors, will incur the punishment of 100 lashes on the pillory, repeated on ten alternate days; this is not intended for the blacks and mulatos who have been freed, because for them the already-established (i.e. old) laws are to be observed. I hereby order the president and councillors of my Overseas Council, the Vice-Roy, the Commander in Chief of the sea and land of the state of Brazil... the Governors of Bahia and Rio de Janeiro (to observe this law)... to be published in every district... so nobody can pretend ignorance of the law.
Content: Lest We Forget #158
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Portuguese
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11447971
Archives EAD ID: 20549
Accession number: SCM 84-17
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 902de230-4dad-0133-a5c9-00505686d14e
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Item timeline of events

  • 1756: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Royal Portuguese law" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1756. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-c341-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Royal Portuguese law" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 5, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-c341-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1756). Royal Portuguese law Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-c341-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Royal Portuguese law