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Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Martín Enríquez, Viceroy of New Spain, or to his substitute in his absence

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Martín Enríquez, Viceroy of New Spain, or to his substitute in his absence

Names

  • The King [Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Madrid, December 23, 1574

Headings

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

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The provincial of the Augustinian Order had informed the King that in their friary in Mexico City there were generally about 100 friars, with novices and students of the arts and theology. He suggests that it would be very helpful if another friary could be founded in the city where students could study better and practice the Indian language, administering the sacraments and preaching to the natives. For this purpose the church of San Pablo would be very good because in that section of the city there was no other church, and it was served by only one paid clergyman who was changed at the will of the archbishop and cathedral chapter. After the matter had been considered by the Council of the Indies, in consultation with the King, the present cedula was issued, commanding the Viceroy to meet with the archbishop and provincial to decide what should be done and to put it into effect, sending a report to the King. On the verso is the record of the Viceroy's action regarding the cedula on July 27, 1575. He summoned the archbishop and the provincial of the Augustinians, Alonso de la Vera Cruz, and in their conference the archbishop opposed the transfer of the church to the Augustinians, while the provincial argued in favor of it, asserting that the natives would be given better care. The Viceroy sided with the provincial and commanded the archbishop to remove the secular priests from the church and turn it over to the Augustinians, instructing the friars at the same time to carry out what they had promised. Juan de la Cueva signed as official witness.

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: Copy of a royal cedula to Martín Enríquez, Viceroy of New Spain, or to his substitute in his absence. Madrid, 1574. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-07600/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. (1574) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Martín Enríquez, Viceroy of New Spain, or to his substitute in his absence. Madrid. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-07600/.

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The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Copy of a royal cedula to Martín Enríquez, Viceroy of New Spain, or to his substitute in his absence. Madrid, 1574. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-07600/>.