Letter fom the PF secretary Francesco Ingoli about the missions in Barbary [1646-1648]

Title

Letter fom the PF secretary Francesco Ingoli about the missions in Barbary [1646-1648]

Subject

Tripoli
Salé
Slaves (Christian)
Ransom

Description

Unsigned and undated letter asking PF Secretary Ingoli to write a letter to Julien Guérin letting him know that: a) for the Salé mission, two Recollects from Paris have been nominated; and b) he should attend to the business of ransoming the Portuguese slaves, which he had promised to do on his own, according to a certain Father Pasquale [probably Pasquale Canto, prefect of the recollect mission in Barbary]. The letter also mentions that Father Pacifico [Franciscus Pacificus, recollect] wrote from Tripoli that the Bassa, and the said Portuguese slaves are eagerly awaiting Father Guérin, and so he should hurry and attend to the matter, because otherwise the Bassa can cause trouble to the priests of the mission under the pretext that Guérin had money from the king, and the relatives of the slaves. If Guérin cannot do it, he should respond with a statement showing his honesty in this matter, for the sake of all the priests of the mission. Once he does so, and if he would not like to stay in Tripoli, PF could "console" him by sending him on a mission elsewhere. The author of the letter suggests that Ingoli may write a similar letter to the Internuncio in Portugal, Mr. Battaglini, if he sees fit to do so.
Additional comments
Letter written sometime between 1646 and 1648.

Creator

Source

APF SOCG 247, 30r,31v

Date

[1646-1648]

Contributor

Addressed to Francesco Ingoli

Format

Original; unsigned; undated; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

127

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: unknown

Citation

“Letter fom the PF secretary Francesco Ingoli about the missions in Barbary [1646-1648],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed May 23, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13757.

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