Summary of the requests made in several letters and reports from the Scottish mission [1664]

Title

Summary of the requests made in several letters and reports from the Scottish mission [1664]

Subject

Scotland
Petitions for faculties
Scottish colleges
Retirement missionaries
Scottish schools

Description

Summary of the main requests drawn from a long report on the spiritual state of Scotland: a) the first request regards a provision for CM priest Francis White [written ‘Bianchi’]; b) the second request asks that the kings of France and Spain support the Catholics; c) the third request states that those priests who have just come out of colleges, should work for two or three years in France (among CM priests or in a retirement house for old missionaries), before going to the Scottish mission; d) the fourth request suggests that it would be useful if the missionaries acquired a particular skill, such as painter or watchmaker, so that they could enter the houses of Catholics without suspicion; e) the fifth request concerns a house where missionaries could retire in their old age or to which they could flee in times of danger; all kind of details on the location and how it could be financially supported are included in the summary; f) the six request states that there should be a financial contribution from PF for the sending of letters. PF wants to regularly receive letters but, as the prefect has written previously, this is very expensive; and g) the seventh request is regarding a teacher who should have left for the mission, a certain Fontana, but he refused because PF refused to give him missionary faculties. Now they propose [Alexander] Macalister instead; the school, they say, could be started in ‘Glengau’ [Glen Coe?] where the lord and most people are Catholic. A note states that the original writings will not be attached because it is a very big bundle. The decisions made by the PF meeting of 4 February 1664 regarding these requests are  on f. 47v. 
Date discussed 1664-02-04
Additional comments
The summary was probably written and sent to PF by William Lesley.

Source

APF SOCG 308, 43v-44v, 46r, 47v

Date

[1651]

Relation

See, for the discussion of this report: APF ACTA 33, 13r, 21r-23r (not in this database).

Format

Original, unsigned and undated

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Summary

Identifier

313

Coverage

Origin: Rome
Destination:

Citation

“Summary of the requests made in several letters and reports from the Scottish mission [1664],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 27, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13420.

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