Letter from William Lesley, 1678-02-10, Pesaro

Title

Letter from William Lesley, 1678-02-10, Pesaro

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad

Description

Letter from Guglielmo Lesleo [William Lesley]. While walking with a cardinal in the garden of the grand duchess named Miralfiore, he saw beautiful Amaranth flowers of which he sends a few seeds with this letter. He reccomends Gio' Iruino [John Irvin, probably the one from Hilton] of whom V.S. already received information from Don Gioseppe. Since Lesley is so far from Rome, he cannot be as involved in the mission of Scotland as he would like to be; but this priest could replace him perfectly. Whilst Irvin is very informed about the mission, he does not know everything about the working style, but he could learn this very quickly. He asks to trust Irvin in the buisiness of the mission, and gives permission to Don Gioseppe to show him the decrees and information about Scotland, so that he will be fully informed. He himself only stayed in Rome for such a long period, as the mission needed a procurator. Now Irvin has arrived in Rome, his presensce is no longer necessary. Lesley now asks to be sent away as a missionary to Scotland, or anywhere else where he would be considered useful. 
Additional comments

Creator

William Lesley

Source

APF Scozia vol.1, 785r-786r

Date

1678-02-10

Relation

For the answer to this letter, see: APF LETTERE 67, 12r-v (database item 633).

Format

Original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

746

Coverage

Origin: Pesaro
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

William Lesley, “Letter from William Lesley, 1678-02-10, Pesaro,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 25, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13138.

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