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 Princess [Juana, Princess of Spain and Portugal]

Created / Published

  • Valladolid, May 7, 1558

Headings

  • -  Latin America--History
  • -  New Spain--Politics and government--Corrupt practices
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  Juan Ruiz Rubio, canon of the cathedral of Mexico and representative of the archbishop of that city, reported that in many Indian towns there were chests in which large amounts of gold pesos were placed each year at the expense of the common people and that headmen of the towns spent the money on eating and drunkenness rather than for the good of the community. He has requested that the Crown command that a triple lock be placed on each chest and that one key be given to the cacique of the town, the second to one of the Indian alcaldes, and the third to the corregidor, who at the time of his residencia would have to give an account of the income and expenditures, keeping a record book for this purpose. The Council of the Indies agreed to send this royal cedula to the audiencia, commanding it to look into the question and to decree what it considered best.

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 Princess Juana, Princess Of Spain And Portugal. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Valladolid, May 7, 1558. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05000/.

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The Princess Juana, P. O. S. A. P. (1558) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Valladolid, May 7. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05000/.

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The Princess Juana, Princess Of Spain And Portugal. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Valladolid, May 7, 1558. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05000/>.