Letter from Alexander Lesley to William Lesley, 1675-20-14, Scotland

Title

Letter from Alexander Lesley to William Lesley, 1675-20-14, Scotland

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad
Scottish colleges
Visitation

Description

Letter from Alexander Lesley to William Lesley. Alexander Lesley would like to take the place of William Lesley in Rome. However he would first like to see that they send subjects and missionaries to the Scottish mission, and provide money for their needs, as they have been making a lot of progress. There are two potential students for the College in Rome: Guglielmo Lesleo [William Lesley, not the recipient of the letter] and Giovanni Giamesson [John Jameson] who is currently studying in Aberdeen. PF has unanimously decided to give Sig'r Burnetto [David Burnet] permission to go to the Scottish College in Paris. Sig're Barclaio [Robert Barclay] has chosen a very excellent prefect. Alexander Lesley has also asked Burnet to thank Barclay for his assistance during the famine in Scotland, which had been particularly bad this year. William Lesley (the procurator of the mission), aks PF to send the provision to the missionaries. As there is a famine in Scotland, William Lesley suggests that they send them extra provisions. He also states that there have never been any complaints or discord in the Scottish mission.
Date discussed: 1676-01-10
Additional comments
The first half probably consists of parts copied by William Lesley from a letter written by his brother Alexander Lesley, who was a missionary in Scotland. The latter half of the letter are remarks made by William Lesley.

Creator

Alexander Lesley
William Lesley

Source

APF SOCG 457, 139r-v

Date

1675-20-14

Contributor

[Adressed to William Lesley]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 46, 2r, 9v-12r.
There is also a version from the SOCG of the aforementioned summary: APF SOCG 457, 128r-130v, 138r-v, 144v (database item 787).

Format

Copy; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

791

Coverage

Origin: [Scotland]
Destination: Rome

Citation

Alexander Lesley and William Lesley, “Letter from Alexander Lesley to William Lesley, 1675-20-14, Scotland,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13164.

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