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Letter from Francis White to [William Lesley?]. He writes that he has only received the letter from [William Lesley?] in June, as [Alexander] Winster did not want to risk forwarding it, since he did not know where White was. He describes problems…

Copy of a letter from Graio [Gilbert Gray] to [William] Lesley. He writes to the procurator that Lesley, on his departure, urged him to write frequently, as he often complained that the other missionaries did not write often enough. Gray, however,…

Letter from Jean Ambrozin, French consul in Tunis, to PF. He writes that Father Girolamo Da Sassari (Capuchin and vicar in Tunis), has received some letters from Jean Le Vacher, in which he announces that he had been appointed vicar apostolic of…

Copy of a letter from John Walker, prefect of the Scottish mission, to William Lesley. He writes about the fact that Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] has arrived in Scotland with a letter from Cardinal Barberini which assured him (travel) provisions,…

Copy of a letter from [John] Valchero [Walker] to William Lesley. He writes to have understood from Tomasse Lumisden, [Thomas Lumsden] that PF intends to appoint him as prefect of the Scottish mission. He has no ambition to join the mission, as he…

Letter from PF secretary [Mario Alberizzi] to the nuncio to France [Celio Piccolomini]. From the attached letter, Piccolomini can learn about the thoughtfulness of Maresciallo della Migliaré [Marquis de La Meilleraye]. Alberizzi feels very fortunate…

Letter from the minister of the Holy See to PF. Being in Visconte, he enjoys the opportunity to see the lieutenant of justice on a daily basis. The justice has continued to show his compassion with the suffering of regular, and secular slave priests…

Letter from [Patrizio] Coneo to PF (probably Antonio Barberini jr.), which he states to have received 200 scudi from mister Boirat in the presence of mister Burlamaghi, which was sent by PF for [William] Ballantyne; as ordered by PF, Coneo is said to…

Letter from PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] to William Lesley, in which he thanks him for the news he had sent. The secretary also assures Lesley that he will take care of the Scottish mission, especially concerning Lesley’s brother. The letter dated 23…

Letter from the secretary of PF to William Lesley, in which he writes that he is very glad to hear that the missionaries in Scotland are doing well, and are making progress. The letter dated 22 June 1678.

Letter from the secretary of PF to William Lesley, in which he writes that he will help Gio’ Iruinio [John Irvin]. The letter also states that he will talk with Lesley about his desire to go to the mission, adding however, that he thinks that Lesley…

Petition on behalf of the procurator of the Scotish mission [William Lesley] to PF. Due to the war with the Netherlands, Scottish missionaries have been living in great poverty, and have even been forced to sell their clothes. Lesley asks for the…

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 Alexander Lesley to William Lesley. Alexander Lesley would like to take the place of William Lesley in Rome. However he would first like to see that they send subjects and missionaries to the Scottish mission, and provide money for their…

Letter from Alexander Leslaeus [Alexander Lesley] to PF. It has been three years since he went to Scotland to work for the mission. He certainly made progress, especially in Banff [Bamffensi], Aberdeen, Mernensi? [Nairn?] and Angus. In these places…

Letter from Alexander Macalister to PF in which he explains that last year (before his conversion to Catholicism), he had a school on the Isle of Skye, where he taught at least 70 children of Protestant parents. When he converted to Catholicism, a…

Letter from Alexander Macalister, schoolteacher in Scotland, to William Lesley, procurator of the Scottish mission in Rome. He writes that he has 24 pupils at the house of count MacDonnell in Glengarry. The students are from the following families:…

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 Alex're Vinsteri [Alexander Winster] to PF. The letter from PF dated 23 August was not only a consolation letter to him and the missionaries, but also to the areas Catholics. They chose children that are sent to the colleges abroad with…

Letter from Alexander Winster to [PF]. He has received the order to recall Gilbertu' Graium [Gilberty Gray] from the mission, but he has not yet been able to do this; he needs money in order to cover Gray's travelling expenses. He also needs a refund…

There are eight missionaries in Scotland. Three of them, Francisc' Blancus [Francis White], Francisc' Macdonell [Francis MacDonell], and Robert Monro work in the northern mountains of Scotland, and on the Hebrides. Six priests there would hardly be…

Translation of a letter from Alexander Winster to William Lesley. Winster states to have only recently (at the beginning of the month) received the letter and package sent by William Lesley, more than eight or ten months before. They had arrived in…

Letter from Alexander Winster, prefect of the Scottish mission, to PF. Winster writes about the lack of priests, as in Scotland there are only four secular priests and one teacher. The missionaries are: John Walker, who has been in Aberdeen and the…

Copy of  a letter from the prefect of the Scottish mission Alessandro Vinstero [Alexander Winster], to Guglielmo Lesleo [William Lesley], procurator of that mission in Rome. Winster has almost lost all hope in writing since his letters have not been…

Letter from Alexander Winster, prefect of the Scottish mission, to PF. Winster explains that he had neither written nor sent any letters to date, for fear that his letters would be opened and read, due to the ongoing war between England and the…

Letter from the prefect of the Scottish mission Alexander Winster, to its procurator in Rome, William Lesley. Winster explains that he had neither written nor sent any letters to date, for fear that his letters would be opened and read, due to the…

Letter from Alexander Winster and Thomas Lumsden to Mario Alberizzi, PF secretary. Winster and Lumsden report the death (2 September 1661 ) of the prefect of the mission, William Ballantyne, and note the great esteem in which he was held by both…

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 Cardinal Antonio Barberini jr. (original and signed) from Paris, 17 August 1663, letting PF know that he had handed the letters patent for the four CM missionaries nominated for the mission to Madagascar (which was sent to him from Rome),…

Copy of a letter from Cardinal Antonio, prefect of PF, to Philippe Le Vacher, apostolic vicar in Algiers, declaring that all members of religious orders in Algiers, whether free or slaves, should be obedient to the vicar, and giving him the…
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