Great to see another update! It's very interesting to read about the Crown Republic of New England. Great work!
It's still Jose I his eldest son just turned 16 in 1839. There will be an imperial wedding as a bright spot amongst the blood of the 1840s. It's already been hinted at a while ago. I wonder if anyone can guess.
I was gonna do it in 1839 but felt the 40s needed some light amid the darkness