Letter from Francis White to PF, 1665-06-27, Achdrom

Title

Letter from Francis White to PF, 1665-06-27, Achdrom

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Conversion

Description

Letter from Francis White to PF. He writes to have received 25 scudi from William Lesley, sent to him by PF. He has served in the mission for 14 years (orginally sent by CM), and in this period at least 14 parishes have been converted to Catholicism; White notes that if he had had any companions, all parishes would have been converted. He describes the opposition of the Protestant ministers, the need for other priests (especially for his brother John White), the fact that he can only go to confession once a year (despite needing to say mass every day), the poverty in the mountains, and the difficult circumstances under which he has to live. The letter is dated 27 June 1665.
Date discussed, 1665-11-09
Additional comments
We are not sure about the modern equivalent of the place name given in the letter (Achdrom).

Creator

Francis White

Source

APF SOCG 308, 230r, 231v

Date

1665-06-27

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For a summary of this letter (as well as other letters from the same bundle) and the related decision, see: APF SOCG 308, 206r-208v, 231v (database item 331).
For the discussion of this letter, see: APF ACTA 34, 203r, 224v-227v (same information; not in this database).

Language

Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

338

Coverage

Origin: Achdrom
Destination: Rome

Citation

Francis White, “Letter from Francis White to PF, 1665-06-27, Achdrom,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 5, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13416.

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