Letter from Jean Le Vacher to a Capuchin, 1671-11-13, Algiers

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to a Capuchin, 1671-11-13, Algiers

Subject

Tunis
Capuchins
Ransom
Slaves (Christian)

Description

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to a certain member of the Capuchin order, in which he describes how he ransomed the Capuchin Luigi Da Palermo. Le Vacher used all his money so that Da Palermo could go and work in Tunis. Da Palermo promised to stay there for at least three years, but he left after only a few months, breaking his promise. Le Vacher now asks whether he can be sent back or whether another Capuchin can take his place. The letter dated 13 November 1671.
Date discussed [1672-05-30]
Additional comments
To this letter another letter was added (APF SOCG 433, 2r, 3v; not in this database), written by Marcello Costa and others on 25 December 1671, asking that Luigi Da Palermo be sent back to the mission because his work there was very beneficial for the mission and for the Christians in Tunis. That letter is signed by: Agostino Rossi, a slave priest, Giovanni Luca Bianco, priest, a free Frenchman De Lebar, someone called Picinino, the majordomo of the Bagno della Conceptione Giuseppe Benincasa, Giovanni Battista Brunelli, scribe of Agì Manet Celibi, and the scribe of the Bey, [Giuano?] Giustiniano.

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SOCG 433, 1r-v

Date

1671-11-13

Contributor

Addressed to a Capuchin

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 42, 115r-v (database item 710).

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

652

Coverage

Origin: Algiers
Destination: unknown

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to a Capuchin, 1671-11-13, Algiers,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13242.

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