Letter from Julien Guérin to the PF vice-prefect [Luigi Capponi], 1647-11-08, Tunis

Title

Letter from Julien Guérin to the PF vice-prefect [Luigi Capponi], 1647-11-08, Tunis

Subject

Tunis
Slaves (Christian)
Ransom
Other religious orders

Description

Letter from Julien Guérin with several details about the Tunis mission, emphasizing the chronic lack of priests and asking for advice on dealing with irregularities among the Christian slaves in the city, such as usury and buying stolen goods. The letter also reports on the case of a Sardinian slave of the Order of Saint Francis of Padua who almost renegated his faith on account of his hardships; Guérin asks PF to contact the general of his order with a view to ransoming him and protecting him from future temptations to commit apostasy. PF note on 209v does not indicate any response or decision.
Additional comments

Creator

Julien Guérin

Source

APF SOCG 65, 206r-v, 209v

Date

1647-11-08

Contributor

Addressed to [Luigi Capponi]

Relation

The previous letter that Guérin mentions here is probably the one he wrote on 15 July 1647, to which the PF does not seem to have responded at all: PF SOCG 64, 259r, 270v, (database item 131).
See also: APF ACTA 17, 574r, 577v (database item 123).

Format

Original; signed, dated; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

137

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Julien Guérin, “Letter from Julien Guérin to the PF vice-prefect [Luigi Capponi], 1647-11-08, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 19, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13734.

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