Letter from Giuseppe Maria Da Genoa to PF, 1647-11-28, Tabarca

Title

Letter from Giuseppe Maria Da Genoa to PF, 1647-11-28, Tabarca

Subject

Algiers
Barbary (unspecified or several locations)
Slave priests
Capuchins
Plague
Tunis
Franciscans

Description

Letter from Giuseppe Maria da Genoa, prefect of the Capuchin mission in Tabarca, offering details on many local issues (relative to Tabarca, Carthage, and the Capuchin mission in the region), but also relays news from Algiers by way of Julien Guérin of Tunis. According to Brother Giuseppe Maria, Guérin wrote to him, in a letter dated 22 November, that two priests of his company had arrived in Algiers, together with a Franciscan slave. The news gladened Brother Giuseppe Maria, who had previously heard that only one ignorant slave priest had remained in Algiers, because the rest had either died of the plague or returned to their home countries. Brother Giuseppe Maria himself tried to go to Algiers but was not able to do so, because transportation and communication had been interrupted between Tabarca and the plague-striken city. He hopes to be able to arrive there soon. PF note does not mention any decision or response.
Additional comments

Creator

Giuseppe Maria da Genoa

Source

APF SOCG 65, 192r-193v, 199r-v, 200v

Date

1647-11-28

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Format

Original; signed, dated; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

134

Coverage

Origin: Tabarca
Destination: Rome

Citation

Giuseppe Maria da Genoa, “Letter from Giuseppe Maria Da Genoa to PF, 1647-11-28, Tabarca,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 9, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13732.

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