Letter from Jean Le Vacher to [PF], 1683-05-26, Algiers

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to [PF], 1683-05-26, Algiers

Subject

Algiers
Civitavecchia
Galleys
Slaves (Muslim)

Description

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF. The Turkish slaves working in the galleys of the pope, have written to the rulers in Barbary about the piece of land where they used to bury their dead; the land has since been taken from them. They paid 1000 pezze da otto for the land, but have received no compensation. The rulers in Barbary were very displeased when they heared this, and decided to seek revenge themselves on the priests in Algiers (both secular as regular). This would have materialized had Le Vacher not stopped them, telling these men that he would send word to Italy, to either restitute the land or provide a substitute. Therefore he asks PF to do either one of these things, and to also relieve the poor slaves from their extraordinary suffering.
Additional comments

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SC Barbaria 2, 36rv-v, 37v

Date

1683-05-26

Contributor

[Adressed to PF]

Format

original: signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

905

Coverage

Origin: Algiers
Destination:

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to [PF], 1683-05-26, Algiers,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13083.

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