Letter from Giovanni Battista Garbi a slave in Algiers to [the PF Prefect, Paluzio Altieri], 1677-05-20, Tunis

Title

Letter from Giovanni Battista Garbi a slave in Algiers to [the PF Prefect, Paluzio Altieri], 1677-05-20, Tunis

Subject

Algiers
Conversion
Poland
Ransom
Slaves (Christian)

Description

Letter from Giovanni Battista Garbi to PF. The slave Gian Battista Garbi, who used to work in the service of Abbot Carlo Grapi in the court of his Eminence in Poland, threw himself at his knees before his Emminence. He begged his Eminence for some alms, in order to help him out of the infernal pains that he is suffering in slavery. His master is mistreating him, in order to make him a renegade of the faith of Christ, or to ransom himself. He is however not able to buy his own freedom, because his master asks for 400 scudi. For this reason he asks the viceroy and the mother of his eminence, to give him some alms to help his ransom. Garbi asks the nuncio to Spain to recommend him to the redemption Fathers, who come to Algiers to ransom slaves; they ask him to write down his name, Gian Battista Garbi Omperial, who is a slave in the baths of the Divan.
Additional comments

Creator

Gian Battista Garbi

Source

APF SC Barbaria 1, 407r-408r

Date

1677-05-20

Contributor

[Adressed to Paluzio Altieri]

Format

original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

886

Coverage

Origin: Algiers
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Gian Battista Garbi, “Letter from Giovanni Battista Garbi a slave in Algiers to [the PF Prefect, Paluzio Altieri], 1677-05-20, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 21, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13148.

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