Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF, 1671-04-10, Tunis

Title

Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF, 1671-04-10, Tunis

Subject

Tunis
Ransom
Slaves (Christian & Muslim)
Renegades
Capuchins

Description

Letter from Luigi Da Palermo (apostolic vicar in Tunis), on the case of Vincenzo Piccinini, who in 1661 brought 21 renegades with his ship to Rome. Piccinini also received 1,000 piastres from the Dey of Tunis in order to free a Turkish slave. However, when Picccinini returned to Tunis, he was enslaved  himself. During his enslavment in Tunis, the Dey (who orginally gave him the money) and two of his heirs died, therefore they were unable to claim the money. Piccinini wants to use the 1,000 piastres to ransom himself. Luigi Da Palermo also writes about the suffering of the Christian slaves in Tunis, and that in some cases it would be relatively cheap to ransom a slave. He also reports that currently there are 3 priests in Tunis, among whom is Marcello Costa, who has just arrived.
Date discussed: 1671-06-15
Additional comments

Creator

Luigi Da Palermo

Source

APF SOCG 428, 14r-v, 16v

Date

1671-04-10

Contributor

Adressed to PF

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 41 153r, 155r, 156r.

Format

Original; signed

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

711

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: Rome

Citation

Luigi Da Palermo, “Letter from Luigi Da Palermo to PF, 1671-04-10, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 26, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13264.

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