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Letter from Boniface Nouelly to PF describing the state of the mission in Algiers and requesting: a) that the apostolic missionary (or general vicar) be given both spiritual and secular authority over the members of religious orders and congregations…

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 Carlo D'Ancona to [PF Secretary]. After staying for a long time in Malta he finally arrived in Tunis. There he received the patents of provicar apostolic from Jean Le Vacher. He sends a copy of the patents with the letter. There are five…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de' Vittori, to PF. He writes regarding a letter recieved from PF, dated the 2 October [1666], in which he is ordered to send John White to Scotland. However, since White was not in Paris but in Troyes,…

Letter from Casimiro Di Monte Vecchio, Rafel Gronosios, Francesco Galerio Spalerio, Antonio Bermezò, Charlos Bontemps Escrivain, Francesco Caratelo, and Giuseppi Rendi. They did not write earlier about the situation in Tunis, as they did not yet know…

Letter from a Discalced Augustinian, Fra Cherubino Della Vergine Maria, who had converted to Islam and then back to Catholicism. He asks to be pardoned for his error and requesting, among other things, that Philippe Le Vacher be granted the faculty…

Letter from Gristomo Da Genua [Christomo Da Genova], and Giuseppa Maria De Bologna. Since Gio' LeVascher [Jean Le Vacher] has recently been killed in Algiers by the Barbarians (as has been reported through various channels), they regard it their duty…

Letter referring to the success of two missions ordered by the bishop of Valence in Estoile (in spring 1639) and St. Giovanni di Reyan (fall-winter 1639 to January 1640). The bishop himself donated 200 scudi for this purpose. The missionaries taught…

Letter containing a copy of King Louis XIII's approval of CEC and its right to make use of the pope's confirmation brief, which had been sent on 5 June 1634. The document itself is an Italian translation of a letter from the king’s councillor and…

Letter from Vincent de Paul in which he expresses his gratitude towards PF for all the favors shown towards the members of CM in Rome. He asks for missionary faculties for two priests of CM who want to go to the Hebrides. He thinks they are very…

Letter from Vincent de Paul expressing reservation to send missionaries to Salé because of the Recollects' wish to be reestablished in this mission; joined to an introduction letter from the nuncio to France.

Small note from Vincent de Paul and Lambert [aux Couteaux] to the nuncio, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, in which they ask him to write to PF and request faculties for Philippe Le Vacher for the Algiers mission. An Italian translation can be found on f.…

Letter from Vincent de Paul to the nuncio of France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, in which he gives him the requested information about Michel Du Saint-Esprit.

Letter from Vincent de Paul to the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno. In the letter, Vincent de Paul says he is surprised but very grateful for the honor paid to his congregation, by the fact that PF cardinals have asked him to offer one of the…

Letter from Vincent de Paul to [Dionisio Massari] in which he thanks him for his letter, and congratulates him for his new position as Secretary of PF; addressee implied from content, Dionisio Massari became Secretary in August 1649. 

Letter from Vincent de Paul to PF, in which he discusses the conversation he had with one of the captains, who was due to leave for Madagascar. According to the captain, communication with the island has been interrupted and is not likely to be…

Letter from Vincent de Paul assigning one of his assistants (unnamed in this letter) as co-adjutor to the bishop of Babylon, even though, according to Vincent de Paul, it would be like depriving himself of one eye or one arm. He says that he will…

Vincent de Paul writes to [Cardinal Capponi] about the delay in his plan to send four more priests to Madagascar; the delay was down to lack of transportation, as the merchants who had promised to take the four missionaries with them, have postponed…

Letter from Edmond Jolly to PF. A request has been presented to PF, to declare a CM priest in Algiers missionary apostolic, in order to allow him to continue the services that he has already procured for many years. Giovanni Levacher [Jean Le…

Letter from David Burnet to PF. John Walker was the prefect of the mission but he suffered from a stroke. He remained prefect for two more years. But in May 1671 he went to London, as he hoped that the doctors there could help him. During his absence…

Letter from David Burnet to PF secretary. Since the Apostolic See and PF spread the Catholic truth, they are completely dependent upon them. It is hard to respond to their messages from such a great distance. From the attached letters PF can…

Letter from the French consul in Tunis to Cardinal Capponi, attesting that the package of letters from the Levant, which Julien Guérin is sending to PF were all open (except for three of them), when Guérin received them from a slave priest who had…

Translation of a letter from Dermot Duiguin, missionary in the Hebrides and in the mountains of Scotland to Vincent de Paul. The report is about his arrival in Scotland and his missionary work. The letter was meant to be forwarded to PF. The letter…

Letter from Edmond Jolly to PF. He writes that the superior of CM [René Alméras] will tell John White that he needs to come as soon as possible [to Paris]. Once arrived he will immediately receive the orders of PF [from the nuncio]. The letter dated…

Letter from the nuncio to France Fabrizio Spada, to Urbano Cerri, PF secretary. He recommends a Spanish boy of 16 to be taken into the care of PF. The attached letter from Francesco Gatta (a missionary in Tunis) to the nuncio, recounts how this boy…

Letter from Father Hyacinth to PF in which he asks for "communication... of all the typesets and books in foreign languages [possessed by PF], and.. the matrixes of certain typesets, which do not exist in France, assuring that he will do the same…

François Veron's reply to PF's response regarding his proposal to establish a Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in France; he also wants to send a book he wrote on the method of disputing against heretics.

Letters from François Veron relating news on heretics in France and requesting the support of PF for his congregation. The note indicates that PF was going to advise Veron to start by approaching the nuncio for support, and that the nuncio's approval…

Letter from Francesco Gatta to PF. It has been eight months since he warned PF about some the developments in the church of Tunis. The ship that brought this letter though was taken by Neapolitans and the letters were lost. He stated that the…

Letter from Francesco Gatta to PF. To fulfill his obligation, he informs PF about the mission in Tunis, which is under the guidance of Gio Leveascer [Jean Le Vacher]. During the Tuesday of the passion he was in Algiers (where Le Vacher is also…
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