Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain

Names

  • The King [Charles I of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Monzón, August 2, 1533

Headings

  • -  Latin America--History
  • -  New Spain--Politics and government
  • -  Taxation, State
  • -  Catholic Church--Finance
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The King reminds the audiencia of a paragraph of the instructions which had been given to them by his wife. The paragraph, which is repeated here in full, commanded them to have churches built in the Indian towns, using for this purpose up to one-fourth of the towns' tribute, whether the tribute was paid to the Crown or to an encomendero. Since the Indians were not obligated to pay tithes, and the secular clergy (clérigos) would need a means of support for themselves and their churches, a temporary increase in the tribute was to be instituted to pay for these expenses until such a time as the Indians should start paying tithes. In places where there were Spaniards, their tithes were to be used to support the clergy, and only what was needed over and above this was to be exacted from the Indians. The King had not received any report on the execution of this order. He commands that it be put into effect and that a report of the action be sent to him immediately.

Medium

  • 1 leaf

Source Collection

  • Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1877

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

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Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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The King Charles I Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Monzón, August 2, 1533. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-01100/.

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The King Charles I Of Spain. (1533) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Monzón, August 2. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-01100/.

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The King Charles I Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Monzón, August 2, 1533. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-01100/>.