Book/Printed Material  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

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Title
Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.
Summary
ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these ill-prepared priests had memorized formulae and phrases from standard works, but they were in no way bilingual. The king orders this and similar practices to halt so that the genuine conversion and the reformation of the Indians can occur. Counter-signed by the King's secretary, Antonio de Eraso.
Contributor Names
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
Subject Headings
-  Moya de Contreras, Pedro,--approximately 1530-1591--Correspondence
-  Catholic Church--Missions--Mexico
-  Catholic Church--Mexico--Bishops--Correspondence
-  Bishops--Mexico--Mexico City--Correspondence
-  Indians of Mexico--Missions
-  Mexico--Church history--16th century
-  Spain--Kings and rulers--Correspondence
Notes
-  King of Spain.
-  In Spanish.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation.
-  NUCMC/kislak
-  NUCMC/vm01
-  Kislak accession no.: 1993.220.00.0001
Medium
1 p.
Call Number/Physical Location
Kislak MS 091
Repository
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Jay I. Kislak Collection dcu (Acc. 1993.220.00.0001)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/kislak.74184.1
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/kislak.74184.2
Library of Congress Control Number
2007574184
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Collection open for research.
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Description
ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these ill-prepared priests had memorized formulae and phrases from standard works, but they were in no way bilingual. The king orders this and similar practices to halt so that the genuine conversion and the reformation of the Indians can occur. Counter-signed by the King's secretary, Antonio de Eraso.
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Philip Ii, King Of Spain. Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2. 1578. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574184/. (Accessed April 27, 2017.)

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Philip Ii, K. O. S. (1578) Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574184/.

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Philip Ii, King Of Spain. Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2. 1578. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574184/>.