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it appears by private notices from Brazil, that Don Pedro

was always averse to the appointment of Miguel as Regent of Portu- gal; though he at last acceded to the desire of Britain and Aus- tria,—a step which he now repents. According to this authority, Lord Strangford's proposals involved the following scheme of poli- tical truckling, —that Miguel should renounce the title of king, and throw the blame of his having ever assumed it upon the nation ; ,that he should resume the title of regent, marry his niece, and reign conjointly with her, after a formal act of abdication by Pedro.