Letter from Antonio Catalaro, a slave in Tunis, to [Antonio Di Seravezza?], 1670-02-02, Tunis

Title

Letter from Antonio Catalaro, a slave in Tunis, to [Antonio Di Seravezza?], 1670-02-02, Tunis

Subject

Franciscans
Conversion
Seravezza case
Slaves (Christian)
Tunis

Description

Letter from Antonio Catalaro [a slave in Tunis], to [Antonio Di Seravezza]. In another letter dated 24 October, he told Di Seravezza that 24 people converted to Islam, but now on 21 January, there are 60 who have converted, and everyday others follow. Its noted that since Di Seravezza left them, they are living like animals. It has been seven months since he left, and still he has not been able to remove the Lutherans, and enable himself to return and console their souls. They do not believe that the French king would fail to do justice, if he would have visited. Since it has already been quite some time, they do not believe that he will ever come back. There are six thousand souls in the hands of the barbarian enemies, and Christians are dying without receiving the sacraments. If the pope and PF would hear these things, they do not know what would happen. Di Seravezza is to blame for their situation, as he reports that things are going well, despite the current events. At the end of the letter, Catalaro asks Di Seravezza to hand the letter to PF.
Additional comments

Creator

Antonio Catalaro

Source

APF SC Barbaria 1, 175r

Date

1670-02-02

Contributor

[Adressed to Antonio Di Seravezza]

Format

copy; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

878

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: unknown

Citation

Antonio Catalaro, “Letter from Antonio Catalaro, a slave in Tunis, to [Antonio Di Seravezza?], 1670-02-02, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 24, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13297.

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