Foral - Maia, Portugal - 1519

Below is an example of a Foral, which is a form of city charter. This example is from Maia, Portugal.

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fforal da terra ⁊ cō-

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City Charter of the land and coun-

-çeiho de maya dras pellas Imquiricções.

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-cil of Maia after the inquiries

Dom Manuel ⁊ cꝉ’

3.

Dom Manoel and [cꝉ’]

poʃto que os foros tribu-

4.

Given that the tax jurisdic-

-tos ⁊ ditos R’s deʃta

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-tions and said responsibilities of this

terra ⁊ comçelho damaya

6.

land and council of Maia 

foʃʃem antiguamēte poʃtos

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were formerly placed

em Jmqujricções da noʃʃa torre dotom-

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in inquiries from our tower of Tom-

-bo ⁊ em algūas outras lembranças

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-bo and in some other memories.

Porem ao tēpo dofazimento deʃte

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Nevertheless, at the time of the making of this

foral nã ʃe pagauam os ditos foros

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city charter, the said tributes were not paid 

⁊ dr̄tos pellos ditos tombos nem

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and the rights by said tombos nor

eʃcrituras antiguas ʃoomente per pra-

13.

ancient writings only by dead-

-zos ⁊ outros comçertos ⁊ poʃʃes

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-lines and other concerts and [holdings

amtiguas em que os foreiros dosditos

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ancient] in which the foreiros of the said

dr̄tos eʃtam paçificamente com os...

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rights are peacefully with the...

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