Letter from Francis White to [William Lesley?], 1668-01-01

Title

Letter from Francis White to [William Lesley?], 1668-01-01

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Franciscans

Description

Copy of a letter from Francis White [to William Lesley?]. He has not received any answer to his letter dated March 1667, and he states that no missionary has come to help him. [Alexander] Winster had written to him that he was sure that his brother [John White] would come, but now, White writes that [René] Alméras does not want him to go, although White is certain that his brother would be very happy to do so. He [either Winster or Alméras] wrote to White that two Franciscans were coming to help him, but they have not arrived yet, and they have not written to [Alexander] Winster either. White proposes that PF write to some prelate in Ireland or to his brother, Edmondo Bianchi [Edmond White], vicar apostolic in Limerick; the latter would certainly be able to send some good clerics. In this way they could avoid relying on priests who never behave like secular ones, but instead have  their own "particular practices." The letter dated 1 January 1668.
Additional comments
Although the addressee is not mentioned explicitly, it is very likely that it is William Lesley, since the format of this copy is the same as that of other copies of letters sent to William Lesley.

Creator

Francis White

Source

APF SOCG 308, 358r-v

Date

1668-01-01

Contributor

Addressed to [William Lesley?]

Relation

This item belongs to a compilation of copies that were made at the same time. The compilation includes database items 351-359 and 368 (APF SOCG 308, 345r-362v). On f. 362v, which is the last page of the compilation, a notation reads: "Lettere venute da Scotia, 1668".

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

357

Coverage

Origin: Scotland
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Francis White, “Letter from Francis White to [William Lesley?], 1668-01-01,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 12, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13342.

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