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Copy of a letter from the Fathers MacDonnelli [Mark and Francis MacDonnell], sent from Edinburgh to [William] Lesley. They describe the difficulties they encountered during their journey, their shipwreck, their illness, and the loss of all their…

Partial copy of a letter from the prefect of the Scottish mission [Alexander Winster], to its procurator in Rome, William Lesley. He expresses gratitude for PF sending help for the Highlands, and having promised a house where the missionaries can…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to PF. He has previously sent two letters to PF, about the upheavels caused by Gio' LeVacher [Jean Le Vacher]. He knows that his latest letters reached their destination. He trusts in God that PF will understand the…

Report from the Scottish mission. Ibernese Scottish are referenced as the inhabitants of the Scottish mountains. All the natives of this area (and those adjacent), cannot be called either Catholic or Protestant. However within their minds they reject…

Letter from Agostino De Rossi and Gioseppe Merino. They write this letter to inform [Jean Le Vacher] about the state of the church of Tunis. Last June they also asked for the copies that Le Vacher sent to Rome, as had been requested. They want to…

Letter from Al' Winster [Alexander Winster] to PF. In these dangerous times Winster is afraid to write to PF, because if found, his writings will be regarded as treason. Oats, [Bedlo] and others wrote a book about the treason of the Catholics, of…

Letter from the regent queen of France (Anne of Austria) and King Louis XIV to the French consul in Salé, requesting that he lend support to the Recollect missionaries sent there.

Letter from Antonio Catalaro [a slave in Tunis], to [Antonio Di Seravezza]. In another letter dated 24 October, he told Di Seravezza that 24 people converted to Islam, but now on 21 January, there are 60 who have converted, and everyday others…

Antonio Di Seravezza who calls himself vicar general, issues a decree for all the Christians and "majordomos" of S. Antonio, against D. Gio' [Giovanni] Luca. Luca has not been able to show his missionary license and he has been condemend by his…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to PF. Because he is such a sinner Di Seravezza decided to repent for his sins and by heavenly inspiration, decided to serve as a missionary in Barbaria. After arriving in Tunis he found Girolamo Da Sassari (the vicar…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to PF. He had previously sent a letter to PF about the poor state of the church of Tunis (which had been caused by the French consul Jean Ambrozin), so that PF would select two priests for this case, and would be well…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza. He sends this letter and the attached document, because of urgent reasons of the Holy faith. Due to the great honors that he received from him, and because of all the things he has done for the church, Antonio Maria…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to Giovanni Battista Roletti. He writes that he is happy to have received news about his friends. He also reports that the Tunis mission is suffering due to his abscence, and that has a conflict with the consul. Its…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to Father Chintana, commissioner general of Terra Santa. Many months ago Di Seravezza wrote a letter to Father Benigno Bruni, commissioner general of Italy, that he should have delivered to PF. In this letter he wrote…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to PF. They already heard from Girolamo Da Sassari about the things that Gio' Ambrogini [Jean Ambrozin] has done. He took the alms intended for the church, and his successor Gio' Livighieri [Jean Le Vacher] continued…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to Gio'ni le Vacher [Jean Le Vacher]. He has most likely already heard about the abuse of the consul in Tunis, Gio' Ambrogini [Jean Ambrozin] towards not only Girolamo Da Sassari, but also to himself; Di Seravezza…

Letter from Antonio Di Serauezza to the nuncio to France, Pietro Bargellini. It has been four months since he left Tunis. He writes to inform the nuncio about the tyranny and cruelty of the consul [Jean Ambrozin], who has driven away two vicar…

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza, a Minor Observant working in Tunis, in which he complains about the fact that Giuseppe della Pantellaria [Giuseppe Merino della Pantelleria] does not recognize his authority; the letter signed and dated 26 June 1669.…

Extensive letter from Antonio Di Seravezza, Minor Observant working in Tunis to PF. He writes about the merits of his companion Girolamo Da Sassari, and also about how disastrous it would be, were Jean Le Vacher to receive authority over the mission…

Antonio Pasquale, comissionary general of Terra Santa in Marseille certifies that he has made Antonio Di Seravezza, vicar apostolic of Africa and Minor Observant, responsible for the things that have happened in the area of his mission. He has been…

Relation on the Hebrides. The task to write a relation on the Hebrides was given to Archbishop of Armach [Armagh]. This relation was given to him by a franciscan missionary Fran'co Macdonel [Francis MacDonnell], who had to travel there to bring the…

Letter from Boniface Nouelly in Algiers regarding a priest from the Order of Friars Minor (Brother Angelo d'Alteta, from the Province of Ancona), who at the time was owned by a Maur who wanted to exchange him for one of his own relatives, who in turn…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF. He writes that John White, a missionary priest who was asked by PF to go to Scotland has visited him, and told him that he cannot go there, not only because of a recent illness, but…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF. He writes that two Franciscan priests from Ireland have come to him: Marco Macdaniel and Francesco Macdaniel [Mark and Francis MacDonnell?]. They are both willing to go to the…

Statement from Delebar, Delorme, Guiraud, Reymond, Boisson, Amarroty, Casthellane. They declare that Hierosme de Sasseri [Girolamo Da Sassari] and Antoine de Saravezza [Antonio Di Seravezza] were forced to flee from Tunis because of the violent…

Copy of a letter from Francis White [to William Lesley?]. He has not received any answer to his letter dated March 1667, and he states that no missionary has come to help him. [Alexander] Winster had written to him that he was sure that his brother…

Letter from Girolamo Da Sassari to Antonio Di Saraveza [Antonio Di Seravezza].  He has been in Rome for two months, due to the problems in Tunis. They have decided that there will be a Capuchin mission in the city, and that he will be its prefect.…

Letter from Giuseppe Maria da Genoa, prefect of the Capuchin mission in Tabarca, offering details on many local issues (relative to Tabarca, Carthage, and the Capuchin mission in the region), but also relays news from Algiers by way of Julien Guérin…

Petition on behalf of Giovanni il Vacher [Jean Le Vacher] to PF. As he is vicar apostolic of Algiers and Tunis and therefore has the power to appoint a substitute, he has sent a Capuchin priest [Luigi Da Palermo], from Sicily to Tunis; the slaves,…

Letter from Julien Guérin to Cardinal Capponi, accompanying a few letters he is forwarding to PF and which he received from a Maur. Guérin apologizes that the letters are open, but he found them in this state. Guérin also mentions that: a) the plague…
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