Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to Vasco de Quiroga, bishop of Michoacán

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to Vasco de Quiroga, bishop of Michoacán

Names

  • The Prince [later Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Valladolid, August 23, 1543

Headings

  • -  Latin America--History
  • -  New Spain--Charters, grants, privileges
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The Prince reminds the bishop that the Emperor, in fulfillment of his obligation of good government for the Indies and good treatment for the Indians and after much deliberation and consultation, has issued certain ordinances and declarations, many of which are related to the welfare of the Indians "so that in everything they may be treated well as free people and vassals of His Majesty, as they are." Printed copies are being sent with the cedula. He has commanded authorities in the New World to put them into effect; he has also ordered the religious to make them known to the Indians and to notify the audiencia about offenders. But he had thought it seemly to notify the bishop personally so that he should be watchful concerning the fulfillment of the ordinances and notify the local royal authorities concerning violations. If the local authorities are remiss, he is to inform the audiencia; if the audiencia does not take action, he is to notify the Crown. This would not only fulfill his obligation to God and to his conscience but would also be a service to the Emperor. The date of the cedula as originally written on this copy was August 23, 1544, but was changed to August 23, 1543.

Medium

  • 2 leaves

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

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Online Format

  • pdf
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The Prince Later Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to Vasco de Quiroga, bishop of Michoacán. Valladolid, 1543. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-03800/.

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The Prince Later Philip Ii Of Spain. (1543) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to Vasco de Quiroga, bishop of Michoacán. Valladolid. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-03800/.

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The Prince Later Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Notarized copy of a royal cedula to Vasco de Quiroga, bishop of Michoacán. Valladolid, 1543. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-03800/>.