Letter from Jean Le Vacher to the PF Prefect [Paluzio Altieri], 1681-12-13, Algiers

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to the PF Prefect [Paluzio Altieri], 1681-12-13, Algiers

Subject

Algiers
Slaves (Christian)
Tunis

Description

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF. He received two letters from PF, one dated 5 May 1681, and the other dated 17 October 1681. In the first letter, they ask him about his opinion on a new missionary. He already responded to this request, by saying that his old age and his illness do not allow him to work for the mission as he used to. He has great need for help at the mission, therefore he asks PF to appoint this candidate as missionary. In the second letter, he received a leaflet about the universal jubilee, which he has to publish. He will do it right away, and make sure that these poor slaves will be spiritually consoled. Because of the renewed warfare between Algiers and France, the slaves have increased in numbers since October. In the last two months there have been over twenty priests (regulars as well as seculars), enslaved. Because they were completely naked, he provided them with the habit of their oders, as well as other clothing. He also gives them other possessions to live, as their patrons do not give them anything. To be extempt from work, they are also required to pay three scudi every month.
Additional comments

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SC Barbaria 1, 532r-v

Date

1681-12-13

Contributor

Adressed to [PF]

Relation

For the first letter from PF to Le Vacher, see: APF LETTERE 70, 43r-v (database item 642).
Le Vacher responded in another letter to the request of the missionary status for Stella, see: APF SC Barbaria1, 511r-512r (database item 901).

Format

original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

902

Coverage

Origin: [Algiers]
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to the PF Prefect [Paluzio Altieri], 1681-12-13, Algiers,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 25, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13091.

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