Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to [Alonso de Montúfar], archbishop of Mexico

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to [Alonso de Montúfar], archbishop of Mexico

Names

  • The King [Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Toledo, June 24, 1560

Headings

  • -  Latin America--History
  • -  Mexico--History--Spanish colony, 1540-1810
  • -  Catholic Church--Appointment, call, and election
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The King had been informed that the archbishop of Mexico was unwilling to ordain any friars because of the antipathy that he held toward them over the question of tithes. It had also been reported that he was ordaining many mestizos and other people born in the land. The King charges him that, in consideration of the great amount of good work that the friars have done and are doing among the natives, he should ordain any friars who need ordination, without any excuse or delay. An annotation is also included in the copy, which records that in Mexico City on January 15, 1561, Antonio de Turcios, at the command of the audiencia, read the cedula to Archbishop Montúfar. The archbishop gave the cedula the usual signs of respect and obedience, but he said that a false report had been given to the King. He maintained that he had a paternal love for all of the friars in New Spain and that he had ordained all of those whom he found fit. In regard to ordaining mestizos, he claimed he had not done so.

Medium

  • 2 leaves

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 King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Alonso de Montúfar, archbishop of Mexico. Toledo, 1560. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05400/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. (1560) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Alonso de Montúfar, archbishop of Mexico. Toledo. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05400/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Alonso de Montúfar, archbishop of Mexico. Toledo, 1560. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05400/>.