Letter from John Walker to [the PF prefect, Paluzio Altieri] 1672-08-05, Padua

Title

Letter from John Walker to [the PF prefect, Paluzio Altieri] 1672-08-05, Padua

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad

Description

Letter from John Walker to [the prefect of PF]. It has been four years since he has not been able to move the left part of his body. He had been forced to leave Aberdeen for Edinburgh, and to stay there for a year to recover his health. He used all his own money and the money he received out of charity for this cause. He could move his right foot again, but did not regain his health. The doctors advised him to go to a warmer climate, and that is why he was no longer able to work in Scotland. He went to London where he met the marquess Huntly and Alexander Visterus [Alexander Winster] who came from Italy. They advised him to go to Padua because there were good doctors there, and they tried to help him. He asks [the prefect of PF for help]. He has worked for 22 years for the Scottish mission, and for a very long time he was the only one that worked alongside Bellentini [William Ballantyne]. He asks for a yearly payment as missionary. 
Date discussed: 1672-09-05
Additional comments

Creator

John Walker

Source

APF SOCG 435, 355r-v

Date

1672-08-05

Contributor

Adressed to [Paluzio Altieri]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: ACTA 42, 225v-226r.

Format

Original; signed

Language

Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

759

Coverage

Origin: Padua
Destination: Rome

Citation

John Walker, “Letter from John Walker to [the PF prefect, Paluzio Altieri] 1672-08-05, Padua,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 21, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13221.

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