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Manuscript/Mixed Material Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Letter to the president and oidores of the Council of the Indies

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Title

  • Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Letter to the president and oidores of the Council of the Indies

Names

  • The King [Charles I of Spain]

Created / Published

  • Cologne, August 16, 1545

Headings

  • -  New Spain--Charters, grants, privileges
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  In this letter the King is answering letters from the Council which had been sent to him on June 6, 7, and 30, 1545. He excuses himself for having delayed his answer because of the pressure of affairs in Europe. He accepts the Council's report that Blasco Núñez Vela had been too severe in his governing and in the death of Yllán Suárez. The members of the audiencia were excused for having recognized Gonzalo Pizarro as governor because they were under pressure from Pizarro, who is recognized as the one notably at fault. Although the King would like to impose punishment which would serve as an example for others because of the disturbances of the past four or five years, he decides it would be better to avoid force and to try to re-establish calm. Recognizing the new regulation regarding encomiendas as the heart of the problem, he commands that it be revoked and that the Indian question remain as it was until further decision can be reached. Because he wants Spanish colonists to establish themselves permanently in the land, he commands the Council to review the ordinances, suspending any that seem to be a source for disturbances until further information can be gathered.

Medium

  • 4 leaves

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

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Online Format

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The King Charles I Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Letter to the president and oidores of the Council of the Indies. Cologne, 1545. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-12300/.

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The King Charles I Of Spain. (1545) Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Letter to the president and oidores of the Council of the Indies. Cologne. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-12300/.

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The King Charles I Of Spain. Hans Peter Kraus Collection: Letter to the president and oidores of the Council of the Indies. Cologne, 1545. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mss31013-12300/>.