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The philippine legacy
Confirmation of the Ordinations by King João IV
Lei de 29 de janeiro de 1643
Law of january 29th, 1643

After the revolt that placed D. João VI on the throne, this king kept the Philippine Ordinances in force, as they were Portuguese law, different from Spanish law.

The king recalls that this is legislation ordered by King Manuel I, his ancestor, whose new compilation ordered by the “Catholic Kings of Castile” was due to the inclusion of later laws, which were not included in the ordinances of the time of King Manuel I.

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