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Cartas dirigidas A. S. Magestade O Senhor D. João. Pelo Principe Real o Senhor D. Pedro de Alcântara

Dom Pedro de Alcântara. Cartas dirigidas A. S. Magestade O Senhor D. João. Pelo Principe Real o Senhor D. Pedro de Alcântara.Lisbon: Na Imprensa National, 1822. [Letters addressed to his majesty Dom João. From the Royal Prince Dom Pedro de Alcântara.]

This celebrated correspondence to his father in Lisbon documents Dom Pedro’s decision to remain in Brazil and serve its people. In the February 16th letter displayed, he defends the country’s right to its freedom.