Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Juan de Zumárraga, bishop of Mexico

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Juan de Zumárraga, bishop of Mexico

Names

  • The Prince [later Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Valladolid, June 16, 1543

Headings

  • -  New Spain--Politics and government
  • -  Indians, Treatment of--New Spain
  • -  Catholic Church--Appointment, call, and election
  • -  Catholic Church--Education
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  To be better informed about the state of the bishop's diocese, the Prince commands Zumárraga to send him a report via the first ships leaving for Spain. The report is to discuss affairs of the diocese: the administration of justice there, the regulation of spiritual matters, the instruction and good treatment of the natives, the clergy and religious orders and whether more friars or clergy are needed, how the natives are treated, the care of royal finances and how they are being improved, and anything else that seems appropriate. This is to be done so that the Crown will be better able to legislate. The bishop is exhorted to give advice regularly on these matters.

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 Prince Later Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Juan de Zumárraga, bishop of Mexico. Valladolid, 1543. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-03700/.

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The Prince Later Philip Ii Of Spain. (1543) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Juan de Zumárraga, bishop of Mexico. Valladolid. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-03700/.

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The Prince Later Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Juan de Zumárraga, bishop of Mexico. Valladolid, 1543. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-03700/>.