Letter from Christomo Da Genova and Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna to [PF], 1683-09-08, Tunis

Title

Letter from Christomo Da Genova and Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna to [PF], 1683-09-08, Tunis

Subject

Algiers
Bizerte
Capuchins
Slaves (Christian)

Description

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 to report the event to PF. PF is of the understanding that the reasons behind Le Vacher's death are not yet clear. Due to the distance and the fact that the country is in great disarray, it has been hard find concrete answers. Some say that Le Vacher (in his function of French consol), informed the French army about the decision taken by the tribune of the Divan, to make slave 500 French Christians, who were staying there for commerce. Because they were consequently saved, the anger was directed towards Le Vacher. He was tied to a canon that was fired, blowing him into 1000 pieces. Some say, he ws killed because they wanted to stop the French army from bombarding the city, and also because after the Turks had freed all the French slaves, the ships still continued to attack the city. Others said that Le Vacher had given a signal from his house to the French army.
Additional comments
The content of this letter is practically the same as another one, the only difference being that that one has (besides Giovanni Maria Da Bologna), also been signed by Francesco Gatta (instead of Christomo Da Genova). This one seems to have been written by Giovanni Maria Da Bologna, after which Christomo Da Genova added his name. Whereas in the other letter, Francesco Gatta seems to have been the principal creator of the letter.

Creator

Christomo Da Genova
Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna

Source

APF SC Barbaria 2, 43r

Date

1683-09-08

Contributor

[Adressed to PF]

Format

original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

909

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Christomo Da Genova and Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna, “Letter from Christomo Da Genova and Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna to [PF], 1683-09-08, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13078.

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