Letter from [Cherubino Da Frascati to PF, 1679, Rome]

Title

Letter from [Cherubino Da Frascati to PF, 1679, Rome]

Subject

Barbary (unspecified or several locations)
Conversion
Slaves (Christian)
Tunis

Description

Letter from [Cherubino Da Frascati]. He presents himself to PF following his return. The vicar general, Gio' Leuascer [Jean Le Vacher], ordered him to return, as the slave priests complained that they did not receive any alms. After this Le Vacher decided that Cherubino had to go back (as one can read from the attached letter), together with some other companions. Though it might prove to be necessary to let some of them return to Barbary, it was also required in order to end the abuses of taverns, and other offenses by the slave priests. The Christians there still complain that the redemption orders never appeared to free them. Many of them decided to convert, and around 150 of them did so whilst Cherubino stayed there; many more would have converted if there were no missionaries. Giuseppe Forte, a Roman that just bought a house in Trastevere at Santa Cecilia, was brought as a slave to Tunis. Due to fear of his Turkish master, he entered a mosque and converted. His master had him chained and beaten, in order to make him reconvert to Christianity; he was later absolved by Vincenzo Da Frascati.
Additional comments
The letter is undated, but it is known that Cherubino was sent back to Rome in 1679, see: APF SC Barbaria 1, 437r (database item 889).

Creator

[Cherubino Da Frascati]

Source

APF SC Barbaria, 438r

Date

[1679]

Contributor

Adressed to [PF]

Format

copy; unsigned

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

890

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

[Cherubino Da Frascati], “Letter from [Cherubino Da Frascati to PF, 1679, Rome],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13123.

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