Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain

Names

  • The Queen [Isabel, wife of Charles I of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Valladolid, February 26, 1538

Headings

  • -  Latin America--History
  • -  New Spain--Charters, grants, privileges
  • -  Catholic Church--Discipline
  • -  Missions--Spanish--New Spain
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The Queen refers to a letter of Bishop Juan de Zumárraga and quotes a long section of it expressing the missionary friars' discontent with the fact that they were to depend upon the secular authorities to punish the Indians who did not attend religious services and who continued idolatrous and superstitious practices. The lay authorities had not been willing to act, either because of their small numbers, or laziness, or self-interest. Fr. Francisco de Soto, a Franciscan, had preached in the presence of the bishop about the fact that the friars had grown lukewarm, and the bishop was afraid that the same thing was happening among the other orders. Zumárraga asked that he be granted authority to punish delinquent converts and to appoint alguaciles. The Queen commands that the audiencia determine the extent and limitation of the punitive power of the bishop and his representatives and give them full support. They are to send her a report of their decision and a copy of the instruction which they give to the bishop.

Medium

  • 1 leaf

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

Digital Id

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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The Queen Isabel, Wife Of Charles I Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Valladolid, 1538. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-01800/.

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The Queen Isabel, W. O. C. I. O. S. (1538) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Valladolid. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-01800/.

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The Queen Isabel, Wife Of Charles I Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Valladolid, 1538. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-01800/>.