Letter from William Ballantyne to the PF secretary, Mario Alberizzi, 1660-06-26, Elgin

Title

Letter from William Ballantyne to the PF secretary, Mario Alberizzi, 1660-06-26, Elgin

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad

Description

Letter from William Ballantyne to Mario Alberizzi, PF secretary. He writes regarding his arrival in Scotland on 18 May 1661. It is noted that after his arrival, he succeeded in bringing back to the Catholic faith an apostate  priest named James Crichton, who died soon afterwards. He tells about the major progresses made by other missionaries, and about the fact that more missionaries are needed. He mentions Francis White (who is in France, and is unlikely to come back if he does not receive an annual provision by PF), together with two others. He furthermore asks for timely payment of the provisions because of their great need of money. The letter signed and dated 29 June 1660. 
Date discussed 1661-11-14
Additional comments

Creator

William Ballantyne

Source

APF SOCG 308, 178r-179v

Date

1660-06-26

Contributor

Addressed to Mario Alberizzi

Format

Original, signed and dated

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

330

Coverage

Origin: Elgin
Destination: Rome

Citation

William Ballantyne, “Letter from William Ballantyne to the PF secretary, Mario Alberizzi, 1660-06-26, Elgin,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 24, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13484.

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