Letter from the minister of the Holy See to PF-secretary Edoardo Cybo, 1683-08-04, Civitavecchia

Title

Letter from the minister of the Holy See to PF-secretary Edoardo Cybo, 1683-08-04, Civitavecchia

Subject

Barbary (unspecified or several locations)
Civitavecchia
Galleys
Slaves (Muslim)
Slave priests

Description

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 in Barbaria. According to the news they received from a PF secretary (who received a testimony from the Governatore delle Armi), he deemed it necessary to offer two testimonies to PF; he also asks for approval to send them to Barbary. In Barbary they know that he is minister of the Holy See, and that he has always treated their Turkish subjects well, and provided them with passports free of charge. He has always done this in order to protect the Christians from harm, and to make sure they are not mistreated. Oriondo (a vassal of the Ottoman Empire), has spread negative rumours. Cardinal Stefano Brancaccio and the treasurer general of the pope, Negrone, are able to testify. In order to calm down the slaves, he sent a messenger to the treasurer, and after his return, the situation stablized. A full account can be given by the Bishop of Viva and from Princess Maria Pamphili Giustiniani. He is sure that the PF secretary will sympathize with his long account, and also because of his long service for the Cybo family.
Additional comments

Creator

[Minister of the Holy See]

Source

APF SC Barbaria2, 41r-42v

Date

1683-08-04

Contributor

[Adressed to PF]

Format

original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

908

Coverage

Origin: Civitavecchia
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

[Minister of the Holy See], “Letter from the minister of the Holy See to PF-secretary Edoardo Cybo, 1683-08-04, Civitavecchia,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13080.

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