Letter from William Ballantyne to the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini, 1661-02-18, Aberdeen

Title

Letter from William Ballantyne to the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini, 1661-02-18, Aberdeen

Subject

Scotland
Other secular missionaries

Description

Copy of a letter from William Ballantyne to the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini. Ballantyne writes about the laws recently issued by the Scottish Parliament against Catholics, and about the need of provisions and priests for the Highlands. The French congregation who first supported four Irish priests in this region has ceased to do so for unknown reasons. There are already four candidates: Carlo Horan [Charles Horan?],  Francis White and his brother [John White], Giouanni Borgo [John Borough?] and Giouanni Maksuini [John MacSwiney?]. The letter is dated 18 February 1661, and the nuncio probably forwarded the letter to Rome on the 29 April. The letter was read during the PF meeting on 9 May 1661. 
Date discussed, 1661-05-09
Additional comments

Creator

William Ballantyne

Source

APF SOCG 308, 155r-156r, 157v

Date

1661-02-18

Contributor

Addressed to Celio Piccolomini

Format

Copy, signed and dated

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

326

Coverage

Origin: Aberdeen
Destination: [France]

Citation

William Ballantyne, “Letter from William Ballantyne to the nuncio to France, Celio Piccolomini, 1661-02-18, Aberdeen,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13468.

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