Letter from Jean Le Vacher to René Alméras, 1648-06-22, Tunis

Title

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to René Alméras, 1648-06-22, Tunis

Subject

Tunis
Plague
Non-Catholic Christians

Description

Letter from Jean Le Vacher to the superior of CM in Rome (René Alméras) reporting: a) the death of Julien Guérin on 23 May 1648; b) that of Jacques Lesage [spelled Le Sagè] in Algiers approximately 20 days before; c) the slow recovery from his own brush with the plague; d) details regarding Julien Guérin's place of enterment; and e) an incident caused by the discovery of a well-preserved corpse in the Christian cemetery in Tunis, and the conflict it caused between the Roman Catholics and the Greek Orthodox; this prompted the local administration to rule that from then on the Greek would bury their dead in a different cemetery.
Additional comments

Creator

Jean Le Vacher

Source

APF SOCG 65, 207r-v, 208v

Publisher

Cited in P. Coste, ed., Saint Vincent de Paul: Correspondence, Conferences, Documents (Brooklyn, NY: 1985-2010), vol. 3, doc. 1057, p. 349, fn. 4.

Date

1648-06-22

Contributor

Addressed to René Alméras

Format

Original; signed, dated; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

138

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: [Paris]

Citation

Jean Le Vacher, “Letter from Jean Le Vacher to René Alméras, 1648-06-22, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13717.

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