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 King [Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Toledo, February 19, 1561

Headings

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

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  It had been reported to the Crown that there were serious excesses in regard to the number, kind, and expense of musicians and singers. There were players for trumpets, trombones, hautbois, shawms, sackbuts, drums, flutes, cornets, flageolets, fifes, bowed and plucked viols, and other sorts of instruments. They were commonly found in the friaries and their number was constantly increasing, in both large and small towns. The report made the accusation that the musicians and singers, who had been reared in the friaries learning their art, were great idlers who from childhood knew all of the women in the towns, ruined married women and girls, and showed all the other vices related to the idleness in which they were reared. In many towns the musicians and singers did not pay tribute, so that the burden fell upon the poor. Many towns were trying to free themselves of the service of the superior towns because of the problems caused by the musicians and singers. The report suggested that the audiencia should confer with the prelates and provincials to seek a solution to the problem. The King commands that the audiencia investigate the situation and prevent future excesses, sending a report of their actions.

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
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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Toledo, 1561. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05700/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. (1561) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Toledo. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05700/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to the audiencia of New Spain. Toledo, 1561. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-05700/>.