Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to [Luis de Velasco], Viceroy of New Spain

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to [Luis de Velasco], Viceroy of New Spain

Names

  • The King [Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • El Pardo, October 16, 1559

Headings

  • -  Latin America--History
  • -  New Spain--Politics and government
  • -  Catholic Church--Discipline
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The cathedral chapter of Antequera [Oaxaca], during the vacancy of the office of bishop, reported that one Cristóbal de Chaves had died intestate and that, even though his funeral rites pertained to the cathedral church, the Dominican friars, giving great scandal and bad example, had gone to his house with raised cross and taken his body to their friary—an offense against the cathedral and its immunity. When the diocesan authority excommunicated some people who accompanied the body of the deceased, the Dominicans admitted them to the hours of the office and preached publicly that the excommunications had no validity and that the friars would absolve them. Other scandalous words were also used, all of which was evident from an investigation which had been presented to the King. The King, having been requested to remedy the situation, expresses the opinion that such matters should be punished rigorously so that the friars will cease such actions and give a good example. He then commands that the Dominican provincial be shown the copy of the investigation signed by Gómez de Paz and that he punish the guilty friars in proportion to the seriousness of the case, so that it will be a punishment for the guilty and an example for others.

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 Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of New Spain. El Pardo, 1559. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05200/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. (1559) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of New Spain. El Pardo. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05200/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of New Spain. El Pardo, 1559. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05200/>.