Letter from Carlo D'Ancona to [the PF Secretary, Paluzio Altieri], 1574-07-290, Tunis

Title

Letter from Carlo D'Ancona to [the PF Secretary, Paluzio Altieri], 1574-07-290, Tunis

Subject

Tunis
Capuchins
Slave priests

Description

Letter from Carlo D'Ancona to [PF Secretary]. After staying for a long time in Malta he finally arrived in Tunis. There he received the patents of provicar apostolic from Jean Le Vacher. He sends a copy of the patents with the letter. There are five priests in Tunis, one of them is Marcello Costa, who had been provicar before D'Ancona's arrival. The other four are slaves and are not that skilled. To cause no trouble he left them in possession of the bagnos. However they now want the income from the bagnos to regain their liberty, whilst hurting the poor slaves. D'Ancona is sure that should PF decide to restrict the service in the bagnos to priests with patents, things would go a lot better. One of these Maltese slave priests is celebrating mass in the Bagno di S. Croce, and wants to take care of other bagnos as well. D'Ancona wants to know if he needs to take the cure of the bagno out of his hands, or if he should keep it as it is. D'Ancona also asks PF for the confirmation of the patents that he received from Jean Le Vacher. 
Date discussed: 1674-06-26
Additional comments

Creator

Carlo D'Ancona

Source

APF SOCG 448, 168r-v

Date

1674-07-29

Contributor

Adressed to [the PF prefect]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 44, 170r, 189r-v, 47 (database item 673).
For the mentioned patents, see: APF SOCG 448, 142r (database 781).

Format

Original; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

782

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Carlo D'Ancona, “Letter from Carlo D'Ancona to [the PF Secretary, Paluzio Altieri], 1574-07-290, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 25, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13175.

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