Top of page

Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to [Pedro Moya de Contreras], archbishop of Mexico

About this Item

Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to [Pedro Moya de Contreras], archbishop of Mexico

Names

  • The King [Philip II of Spain]

Created / Published

  • El Pardo [Madrid], December 2, 1578

Headings

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

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  The King had been informed that, even though the archbishop was ordered not to assign priests to Indian towns for which they did not know the language, he had assigned to these towns many secular clergy who were unfamiliar with the native language. Because there were fines established for those priests who did not know the language, they learned a few words from the confessionaries, enough to enable them to hear confessions but insufficient to teach, preach to, or correct the Indians. If this is so, the archbishop can neither fulfill the duties of his office nor hope for an improvement among the Indians. He is charged, therefore, not to appoint priests who do not know well the language of the Indians over whom they have charge. Doing this, he will serve God, fulfill his duty, and give satisfaction to the King.

Medium

  • 1 leaf

Source Collection

  • Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1877

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

Digital Id

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The materials in Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Pedro Moya de Contreras, archbishop of Mexico. [El Pardo Madrid, December 2, 1578] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-09400/.

APA citation style:

The King Philip Ii Of Spain. (1578) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Pedro Moya de Contreras, archbishop of Mexico. [El Pardo Madrid, December 2] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-09400/.

MLA citation style:

The King Philip Ii Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Royal cedula to Pedro Moya de Contreras, archbishop of Mexico. [El Pardo Madrid, December 2, 1578] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-09400/>.