Letters from Jean Duval to the PF secretary[Francesco Ingoli], 1646, Paris

Title

Letters from Jean Duval to the PF secretary[Francesco Ingoli], 1646, Paris

Subject

Babylon

Description

Five letters from the bishop of Babylon, Jean Duval, discussing his planned replacement at the bishopric. The bishop is seeking a 100-200 scudi pension from a parish benefice in France (for instance in Bretagne or in the bishopric of St. Paul of Lyon) to supplement the 400 scudi/year promissed by the queen. As for the person to be nominated as coadjutor, the bishop suggests a certain Discalced Carmelite known to Ingoli, though he is not named in the letter. In a different letter, he defers decision to the French agent in Rome, Mr. Gueffier. In the last letter, in response to hints from members of the royal council and the nuncio who, prompted by Ingoli and PF in general, suggested that a secular priest (as opposed to a member of a religious order) would be better as coadjutor or suffragan, the bishop shows readiness to accept that solution but asks PF to come up with a candidate, as he himself does not know many seculars.
Additional comments
The letters are dated between April and July 1646.

Creator

Jean Duval

Source

APF SOCG 144, 98r-107v

Date

1646-04 to 1646-07

Contributor

Addressed to [Francesco Ingoli]

Format

Originals; signed, dated; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

109

Coverage

Origin: Paris
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Jean Duval, “Letters from Jean Duval to the PF secretary[Francesco Ingoli], 1646, Paris,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13776.

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