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The Royalist volunteers in Lisbon, it would appear, have the

power of imprisonment in their own hands. In their indiscrimi- nating violence, they have arrested the Vice-Consul of Hamburg. This at least has not proved pleasant to Miguel ; who has given orders, that those persons " so arrested, who are not legally ac- cused, and especially the said Vice-Consul," shall be released. A judge has been suspended for being concerned in the improper treatment of a British subject named John O'Brien, imprisoned for " blasphemous expressions against the Catholic religion." What an imprisonment in Portugal even of the mildest, is, we learn from Mr. Young's Narrative, lately published here.