Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli], 1628-09-11, Chives

Title

Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli], 1628-09-11, Chives

Subject

CM petitions
France (missions in)

Description

The nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, lets Secretary Ingoli know that he would be disappointed if the matter of CM would not amount to a successful conclusion. He asks that PF at least send a "handful of articles" for these good priests, who otherwise would be too afflicted if they heard about the total rejection of their wish.
Date discussed 1628-10-17
Additional comments
a) Written from "the camp below La Rochelle", probably Chives; b) PF note on 71v indicates that the nuncio's letter was brought to discussion in PF general congregation of 17 October 1628. Evidently the letter was received by Ingoli after the meeting of 25 September 1628, when the second petition of CM was discussed and rejected; c) Coppo points to the familiar tone of the letter, which suggests that the relations between the nuncio and Ingoli were very cordial; this also explains the confidential suggestion to at least gather a "handful of articles" to apease the "good priests." Coppo assumes that, at the time when he wrote this letter, the nuncio had not yet received the letter from PF (dated 1 September, located in Lettere Volgare 7, f. 119r-v (database item 38)) which let him know about the cardinals' decision to reject the first petition of CM, which had been taken in the general meeting of 22 August 1628.

Creator

Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno

Source

APF SOCG 130, 68r-v, 71v

Publisher

Main text and note published and analyzed in A. Coppo, "Documenti inediti per la storia della Congregazione della Missione, presso l'archivio della S. C. 'De Propaganda Fide,''' Annali della Missione79:3-4 (1972): 37-65, here 59-61. There is only one discrepancy between the original and the published text: "afflitti" (f. 68r) is transcribed by Coppo as "affetti" (p. 60).

Date

1628-09-11

Contributor

Addressed to [Francesco Ingoli]

Format

Original; signed; Italian; written in the nuncio's own hand.

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

16

Coverage

Origin: Chives
Destination: Rome

Citation

Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, “Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli], 1628-09-11, Chives,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13849.

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