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

  • Aranjuez, October 21, 1559

Headings

  • -  New Spain--Politics and government
  • -  Catholic Church--Discipline
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The archbishop of Mexico had reported to the Crown that after he had appointed a secular priest, Juan de Ayllón, as vicar of the towns of Tlaquiltenango and Caçatepeque, certain Franciscan friars had entered Ayllón's house, mistreated him, and ousted him, because they claimed that the region was under their charge and that the bishop must not appoint a vicar there. This caused scandal among the Indians and placed an additional burden on them because they had to go a great distance to the friaries for services. Ayllón, seeing that he could not exercise his office, returned to Mexico City. All this was contained in a written investigation which had been sent to the King with a request for solution. In response, the King commands the Viceroy to summon the Franciscan provincial and tell him to punish the friars who are found guilty; if the provincial is away the Viceroy is to notify him. If the friars are not punished, the Viceroy is authorized to expel them from the land if he thinks this 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 King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of New Spain. Aranjuez, 1559. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05300/.

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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. Aranjuez. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05300/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of New Spain. Aranjuez, 1559. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05300/>.