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

Title

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

Subject

Tunis
Slaves (Christian & Muslim)
Ransom
Civitavecchia

Description

Petition on behalf of Francesco Guevara asking for 1,000 pezze, that he deems to be his legitimate property, especially now that the Dey and his heirs have passed away. He states that after he arrived with Giuseppe Guevara, and Serafino and Vincenzo Piccinini in Civitavecchia, on the same ships which contained the goods and money of the Dey, they started fighting over it. The special commission ordered by the pope judged the case in his favor, but the others fled with most of the goods. PF, however, kept the 1,000 pezze on the advice of Jean Le Vacher, who feared that the Dey, out of redemption for a Muslim Slave in Sicily, would take the loss of the money out on Christians in Tunis.
Additional comments
The date of this petition is probably 1666. Late in 1665 Francesco Guevara wrote a letter to Jean Le Vacher. It seems probable that the petition was made a year later. See also: APF SOCG 254, 133r-v, 134v (database item 394).

Creator

Francesco Guevara

Source

APF SOCG 254, 135r-v, 136v

Date

[1666]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Language

Italian

Type

Petition

Identifier

395

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination: Rome

Citation

Francesco Guevara, “Petition on behalf of Francesco Guevara to PF, [1666],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13365.

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