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Unsigned and undated letter asking PF Secretary Ingoli to write a letter to Julien Guérin letting him know that: a) for the Salé mission, two Recollects from Paris have been nominated; and b) he should attend to the business of ransoming the…

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…

The procurator of the Trinitarian order Michele Da Santo Ludovico, writes that his order was founded in the times of Innocent III under the pretence to free Christian slaves. He reports that since their founding, they have done a lot for the church;…

Excerpt from a letter from PF-secretary [Federico Baldeschi] to Jean Le Vacher. The father general of the Trinitarians will recall his priest Bartolomeo Serrano [Bartolomeo Da Serrano]. Also the priests are instructed to obey Jean Le Vacher, and they…

Letter written by a Discalced Carmelite [possibly Pierre de Piviers] to PF about the situation in Madagascar. The letter notes that he has heard from merchants of the Compagnie, that secular missionaries have been sent to Madagascar the previous…

Copy of a letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William] Lesley. He states that he has written so much in his previous letters, that he has not much left to tell, until he receives a response; he has not received anything in two years. The attached…

Copy of a letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], the procurator of the Scottish mission. He writes that more than a month ago he wrote to PF about the long and difficult journey of Father Marco and Father Francesco MacDonnelli [Mark and…

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…

Partial copy of a letter from the prefect of the Scottish mission [Alexander Winster], to its procurator in Rome, [William Lesley]. He writes about the fact that he has helped the two Irish Fathers [Mark and Francis MacDonnell?] who came to Scotland…

Copy of a letter from Alexander Winster, prefect of the Scottish mission, to its procurator in Rome, William Lesley. In the letter he: a) requests news about Thomas Lumsden for the third time, as he has not heard from Lumsden since he went to France;…

Copy of a letter from Alexander Winster to William Lesley. He writes very extensively about the situation of the Scottish mission, and the different problems and the solutions he sees. Also included, are his notes about the communication between the…

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…

Cardinal Spada informs PF that his efforts with the archbishop of Paris (regarding the cardinal ring fee issue) had the same effect as those of the former nuncio to France, Cardinal Bentivoglio. Spada says that details about the latter are attached,…

Letter from [Cherubino Da Frascati]. He presents himself to PF following his return. The vicar general, Gio' Leuascer [Jean Le Vacher], ordered him to return, as the slave priests complained that they did not receive any alms. After this Le Vacher…

Letter from PF secretary [Edoardo Cibo] to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Algiers. The secretary writes that Capuchin Father Giuseppe da Bologna has written to him, complaining that as there are so many slave priests, he has been left with only…

Letter from the secretary of PF to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Tunis. As the cardinals have been informed about the great mischief among some priests in Tunis, they want to gather all the facts from Jean Le Vacher, in order to put an end to…

Letter from the secretary of PF [Edoardo Cibo] to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Algiers. They ask that he repimand the Christians in Tripoli, to ensure that they all go to the priests of their respective rites, when they want to receive the…

Copy of a letter from PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] to Marcello Costa. The secretary tells him that the cardinals will be displeased to hear that Jean Le Vacher has given him the provision of 30 scudi, before he even arrived at his new mission in…

Copy of a letter from PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] to Jean Le Vacher. He writes that he cannot understand why [Marcello] Costa is asking for a provision before his arrival at his new mission in Bizerte, since provisions are only given from the day of…

Copy of a letter from the secretary of PF to Marcello Costa, provicar in Tunis. PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] attaches the answers of the Holy Office to Costa's dubia [questions about how to deal with certain practical issues, regarding doctrine and…

Copy of a letter from PF secretary to Cardinal Spinola Capranica, who proposed Gatta and Fabritii for the mission in Tunis. PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] answers that he recently asked Jean Le Vacher, apostolic vicar in the area, whether there is a…

Copy of a letter from PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] to Marcello Costa, a missionary in Tunis. As requested, Cerri forwarded him a letter from Mr. Barbottone, which stated that the secretary would be glad to advocate an increase of provision, should he…

Copy of a letter from the secretary of PF to the nuncio to France, Francesco Nerli. The PF secretary [Federico Baldeschi] writes that he gave a package to the procurator of the Scottish mission [William Lesley], with the faculties for the new prefect…

Copy of a letter from PF secretary [Federico Baldeschi] to Jean Le Vacher, stating that PF has received Le Vacher's letter of 30 December in which he writes about Luigi Da Palermo and Bartolomeo Da Serrano. PF has sent several orders to the superior…

Copy of a letter from the secretary of PF to Jean Le Vacher, that was attached to a brief that declared Le Vacher vicar apostolic of Carthage, as he had requested. PF encourages him to continue his work with the same zeal. The letter dated 14…

Copy of a letter from the secretary of PF to the superior of CM. They ask that he refer the name of the Capuchin that Jean Le Vacher elected as vice-prefect for the Tunis mission [Luigi Da Palermo], because it was not in the report given to PF. The…

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] Barberini to [the prefect of PF]. He presents the public merits and the private problems of Giovanni Valcher [John Walker]. He has worked for 22 years for the Scottisch mission, and eventually as superior for the other…

Letter from PF secretary [Francesco Ravizza] to the nuncio to France [Fabrizio Spada], stating that he should find a candidate who can become the general superior of both the secular, and the regular priests in the Scottish mission. This superior…

Copy of a letter from the secretary of PF to Jean Le Vacher, asking for information about Father Carlo di Ancona, sent as missionary to assist the slaves in Tunis. Eight slaves have made several complaints about him, and PF wants to know whether…
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