Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF, 1680-09-30, Algiers

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF, 1680-09-30, Algiers

Subject

Algiers
Slaves (Christian)
Trinitarians
Tripoli

Description

Letter from Gio' LeVacher [Jean Le Vacher] to PF. He received the letter sent by PF dated 10 April 1679, only on 10 September this year. In this letter PF tells him to instruct the Christians in Tripoli to only take the Holy sacraments of their own Catholic priests, and not with the Greeks who pretend to be allowed to administer them. For the execution of this order they have sent a ship to Tripoli, and they hope that their orders will be obeyed. A few months ago Le Vacher already informed PF about the medals and crucifixes they had sent him. Now he does this again, since he is not sure that his letter has arrived. He distributed them among the poor slaves, and they are a great comfort to them. With the Trinitarians who have arrived from Spain he has a good relation. He has maintained their hospitals for eight months, whilst he was waiting for them to arrive. When two Trinitarians were called back to Spain, he made sure that one of them was allowed to stay.
Additional comments

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SC Barbaria 1, 480r-v

Date

1680-09-30

Contributor

Adressed to [PF]

Relation

The earlier letter Le Vacher sent thanking PF for the received medals and crucifixes probably also arrived, see: APF SOCG 475, 119r-120r (database item 802).

Format

original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

898

Coverage

Origin: Algiers
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF, 1680-09-30, Algiers,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13101.

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