Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF [1663]

Title

Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF [1663]

Subject

Tunis
Slaves (Christian & Muslim)
Ransom
Malta

Description

Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF. He explains that Giuseppe Guevara and Serafino and Vincenzo Piccinini, all from Malta, have left with 1,000 pezze, which they received from the governor of Tunis in order to ransom a slave. Since they did not keep their word, the governor became angry and forced all priests in Tunis to write to the pope about the matter. PF in response to this, assured the governor that the 1,000 pezze was kept in the Sacro Monte della Pietà at his disposal. Now, however, the Maltese are claiming the money back. Jean Le Vacher writes that if they were to receive the money, it would be very dangerous for him and the other Christians present in Tunis, since PF already wrote two letters in which it was stated that the money was being kept at the disposal of the governor of Tunis; he therefore asks PF not to allow that the money be given to the Maltese. Petition discussed by PF on 3 July 1663; the PF decision on f. 49v shows that the cardinals decided to withhold the money from the Maltese.
Date discussed 1663-07-03
Additional comments

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SOCG 254, 39r-v, 40v, 49v

Date

[1663]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 32, 152r, 156v-157v (same information; not in this database).
It was discussed together with: APF SOCG 254, 44r-48v, 49v (database item 382).

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Petition

Identifier

381

Coverage

Origin: [Tunis]
Destination: Rome

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Petition on behalf of Jean Le Vacher to PF [1663],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13439.

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