Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF, 1664-03-13, Tunis

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF, 1664-03-13, Tunis

Subject

Tunis
Mission reports
Slaves (Christian & Muslim)
Ransom

Description

Extensive report by Jean Le Vacher on the situation in Tunis, which lists his missionary work, the behavior of other priests, and the case of several Maltese [Vincenzo Piccinini and Giuseppe and Francesco Guerara] who took 1000 pezze from the Dey, which he had destined for the redemption of a slave in Messina. He moreover reports that there are no priests left in Tripoli. At PF general meeting of 30 June 1664, the cardinals decided that Le Vacher should be asked for more information about the Dey's money; that CM superior [René Alméras] should be asked whether new missionaries would be available for this mission; and lastly that Le Vacher should order the priests that they abstain from usury and commercial activities, on the pain of interdiction to say mass.
Date discussed 1664-06-30
Additional comments

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SOCG 254, 65r-v, 67r-v

Date

1664-03-13

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

The draft of a letter answering this letter of Jean Le Vacher can be found on: APF SOCG 254, 66r (database item 385).

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

384

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: Rome

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to PF, 1664-03-13, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13435.

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