Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, 1666-02-13, [Rome]

Title

Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, 1666-02-13, [Rome]

Subject

Algiers
Slaves (Christian)
Malta
Ransom
Tunis

Description

Letter from PF to Gio' LeVacher [Jean Le Vacher]. In Rome is a deposit of 1,000 pezze da otto, that the Dey orginally gave to some Maltese captains in order to ransom a slave in Messina. They kept the money for themselves until they arrived in Rome, where they were forced to deposit it. This was done in order to make sure that the slaves in Barbary would not suffer because of the incident. The Dey threatened to compensate his loss with the money intended for the ransoming of Christian slaves. As the Dey has since died, there is no more risk of persecution. To be sure of this they ask Le Vacher to inform them about the exact situation, and to write an extensive report in order to enable PF to make a decision on the case. 
Additional comments
The names of the Maltese captains involved are: Serafino and Giovanni Vincenzo Piccinini, and Giuseppe and Franceso Guevara.

Creator

PF

Source

APF Lettere 51, 17r

Date

1666-02-13

Contributor

Adressed to Jean Le Vacher

Relation

For the response of Jean Le Vacher to this letter, see: APF SOCG 254, 137r-138r (database item 396).

Format

copy; unsigned

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

845

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: [Tunis]

Citation

PF, “Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, 1666-02-13, [Rome],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed May 23, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13392.

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