Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to [PF], 1671-01-11, Cagliari

Title

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to [PF], 1671-01-11, Cagliari

Subject

Capuchins
Corsairs
Franciscans
Petitions for missionary patents
Ransom
Renegades
Slaves (Christian)
Seravezza case

Description

Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to PF. He had previously sent a letter to PF about the poor state of the church of Tunis (which had been caused by the French consul Jean Ambrozin), so that PF would select two priests for this case, and would be well informed enough to remove the consul from his position; he has given this letter to Father Chintana who was instructed to bring it to PF. However, the two ships that would bring the letter to Rome have been capatured by the Turks, therefore he is sure that the letters are lost. For this reason, a copy has been made, and sent with the help of David de Barnard and Cosimo Bouillard, a French merchant. Because he [Di Seravezza] was staying in Tabarca he had to go to Sardinia in order to meet Girolamo Da Sassari (his predecessor who had expierenced the same troubles as he is now), to talk about the case. When he arrived there, however, he found out that he passed away. In Sardinia however, he found two priests willing to serve as missionaries, Elzelario Boulliard and Alexandrino Serro. He asks PF for their missionary patents. In the dispatch that he expected to receive, he hoped to find the patents for these priests from the Father Provincial. He also asks patents for two other priests, Gio' Baptista Pisquedda and Michel Angelo Ledda. In three or four days he explects to return to Tabarca. The letter also notes that three years ago an 18-year-old Capuchin monk named Francesco della Pantelleria (the slave of Agimamamet Cogga, alias Filippo Delustria), renounced the faith. Di Seravezza ransomed him for 450 piastre. He promised to pay the money back to Di Seravezza who had lent it. In Pisa, Della Pantelleria gave it to Giouan Pagni. When Di Seravezza arrived in Genova he wrote a letter to Pagni asking him to give back the money. He said he gave the money to Antonio Maria Vintimiglia who will return the money to Tunis, so that Di Seravezza can give it back to his creditors.
Date discussed: 1671-08-06
Additional comments

Creator

Antonio Di Seravezza

Source

APF SOCG 430, 250r-v

Date

1671-01-11

Contributor

Adressed to [PF]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 41 305r, 330r-338r.

Format

Copy; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

735

Coverage

Origin: Cagliari
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Antonio Di Seravezza, “Letter from Antonio Di Seravezza to [PF], 1671-01-11, Cagliari,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13268.

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