Sentence Examples

  • He adopted a plan which had been organiza- found to succeed well in Madeira and the Azores, tion in dividing the country into hereditary captaincies, and Sao Vicente Piratininga, in the present province of Sao Paulo.
  • Cattle and the sugar-cane were at an early period introduced from Madeira, and here the other captaincies supplied themselves with both.
  • Some time before the period at which these captaincies were established, a factory had been planted at Pernambuco.
  • Attempts were made about this time to establish two other captaincies, but without success.
  • The capital rose rapidly in importance, and the captaincies learned to regard it as a common head and centre of wealth.

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