Petition on behalf of Fra Alberto Di San Michele to PF, [1650]

Title

Petition on behalf of Fra Alberto Di San Michele to PF, [1650]

Subject

Madagascar
Discalced Carmelites
Petitions for missionary patents
Non-Catholic Christians

Description

Petition on behalf of Fra Alberto Di San Michele (a Discalced Carmelite), requesting a renewal of his patent (as prefect of the mission), and a subsidy from PF to cover travel and initial expenses in Madagascar. He states that he has not been able to secure the passage to the island as of yet, because he has to pay for the journey; the ship's captain (a heretic), although willing to take them, will not let them travel for free. A PF note on 122v shows that at the meeting of 25 April 1650, the cardinals decided to ask the nuncio to negotiate the travel stipend with the missionaries, and to make sure the amount would not go over 100 scudi.
Date discussed 1650 - 04-25
Additional comments
A copy of the 1649 royal patent in favor of the mission is attached (f. 120r-v, database item 170). In other letters it becomes clear that Di San Michele left Paris without permission, it is therefore likely that he was in Paris at this time. See for example: APF SOCG 248, 36r, 41v (database item 168).

Creator

Alberto Di San Michele

Source

APF SOCG 248, 119r, 122v

Date

[1650]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

See for the same requests that were made earlier: APF SOCG 248, 94r, 105v (database item 171).

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Petition

Identifier

411

Coverage

Origin: [Paris]
Destination: Rome

Citation

Alberto Di San Michele, “Petition on behalf of Fra Alberto Di San Michele to PF, [1650],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed November 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13674.

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