Petition on behalf of Giuseppe Guevara to PF, [1666]

Title

Petition on behalf of Giuseppe Guevara to PF, [1666]

Subject

Tunis
Slaves (Christian & Muslim)
Ransom

Description

Petition on behalf of Giuseppe Guevara in which he asks that the money that he had been forced to leave at the Monte di Pietà (at the request of PF), be given back to him. PF had ordered him to keep it there, in case the Dey of Tunis, who claimed that he had stolen it from him, would ask for it back (or threaten to take money from innocent slaves instead). The summary that precedes this petition explains the situation in more detail. Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Tunis, had explained that the Dey did not relent in claiming this money, and that shortly before his death he wanted to claim a certain amount of money from Sicily that was intended for the redemption of [Muslim] slaves. Le Vacher had also written that, although the Dey died without heirs, the Divan, who took all his possessions, would certainly have this money repaid by one of the free Christians in the city (providing they found out about this issue). Le Vacher also added that Francesco Guevara frequently pressured him with threats to write to PF, and support his request for the money. At their general meeting of 30 August 1666, the cardinals decide not to respond to Guevara's request, and to instead invest the interest produced by the money (which had been deposited at the Monte di Pietà), following the dispositions of the PF.
Date discussed 1666-08-30
Additional comments

Creator

Giuseppe Guevara

Source

APF SOCG 254, 104r-105r, 106v, 107v

Date

[1666]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 35, 218r, 229v-230v (same information; not in this database).

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Petition

Identifier

389

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination: Rome

Citation

Giuseppe Guevara, “Petition on behalf of Giuseppe Guevara to PF, [1666],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13363.

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