Letter from Beauchamps to [PF], 1671-01-11, Cagliari

Title

Letter from Beauchamps to [PF], 1671-01-11, Cagliari

Subject

Tunis
Franciscans
Malta
Capuchins
Seravezza case

Description

A letter from cavaliere Beauchamps. He feels obliged to tell about the unfortunate events since he left Marseille on 8 December with 25 cavalieri. They were complete overwhelmed by a tempest, and four other cavallieri drowned. They spent hours somewhere at the coastline; he tried to get from board to save himself, but was later pulled back on. In the morning they travelled to Cagliari, where he has stayed in the convent of the Observants ever since. Though he has become sick, there are two things that console him. First of all his acquintance with Ant'o di Saravezza [Antonio Di Seravezza] who had been vicar apostolic for five years, and who would still be vicar apstolic if it were not for the consul Jean Ambrozin; this can be understood from the attached document, and from all the letters that Di Seravezza wrote previously. The behavior of the consul should be reported to the French King, because the whole kingdom is in chaos now that the vicar apostolic has left. The second point is that the person to whom he had given a mission and who could do nothing with this for months because of the "current obstacles," will soon return and continue the mission. He is wainting on a ship that will sail to Malta this month, to which his squadra will also return.
Date discussed: 1671-08-06
Additional comments
Antonio Di Seravezza claimed to be the vicar apostolic of Tunis after Girolamo Da Sassari left but in fact he was not.

Source

APF SOCG 430 246r-v, 258r

Date

1671-01-11

Contributor

Adressed to [Jean Le Vacher]

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

732

Coverage

Origin: Cagliari
Destination: Rome

Citation

“Letter from Beauchamps to [PF], 1671-01-11, Cagliari,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed February 28, 2021, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13269.

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