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    King Manuel II of Portugal Manuscript Letter Signed "El -Rei" in Portuguese, one page, 9.25" x 15". Paco das Necessidades, November 5, 1908. King Manuel II congratulates President Miguel R. Davila of Honduras upon his election and hopes the good relations between the two countries will continue. General Davila had become provisional president in 1907 and was elected to a four-year term in 1908. He was overthrown in 1911. Paco das Necessidades was the royal palace in Lisbon, a vast 18th-century mansion occupying the site of a chapel dedicated to Nossa Senhora das Necessidades ("Our Lady who helps at need"). On February 1, 1908, while riding in a carriage in Lisbon, King Carlos I of Portugal and his elder son, Luis Filipe, were assassinated by anarchists. Manuel (1889-1932) was wounded in the arm and, at the age of 18, became King of Portugal. He was overthrown on October 5, 1910, when a republic was proclaimed. Manuel was the last King of Portugal. Folds, light foxing, with tiny holes in the blank left margin. Overall, the document is in fine condition. Accompanied by a 3.25" x 5.25" postcard photograph of Manuel, by a Munich photographer, taken after his overthrow. Two items.

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