Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], 1668-01

Title

Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], 1668-01

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports

Description

Partial copy of a letter from the prefect of the Scottish mission [Alexander Winster], to its procurator in Rome, [William Lesley]. He writes about the fact that he has helped the two Irish Fathers [Mark and Francis MacDonnell?] who came to Scotland to help "Bianchi" [Francis White], and were in a miserable state: one of them is still ill and will probably never be able to go to the Highlands. They do not have any money or goods, so he lent them 22 scudi. Shortly after their arrival Giouanni Iruino [John Irvin] arrived with missionary patents from PF, but without any letter from any friend. It will be difficult to help all missionaries if they keep coming without any means of their own. He has paid the provisions of the missionaries out of the money from the marquis, and he will send the receipts as soon as he finds a safe opportunity. He asks the procurator to send his letters via a mister Hay in London, who will make sure they will be forwarded to Winster. He has also received the last letter from the procurator, in which Lesley informs him that PF has consented that he [Winster] may quit his task as prefect of the mission. Although he is very happy about the decision, he hopes that he has not done anything wrong to justify it.
Additional comments

Creator

[Alexander Winster]

Source

APF SOCG 308, 345r-346r

Date

1668-01

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

368

Coverage

Origin: [Scotland]
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

[Alexander Winster], “Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], 1668-01,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13343.

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