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Petition by Indians in Western New Spain Accusing a Friar of Having a Lover

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01736

Content Description

A petition by Indians living in Valladolid (now Morelia) against a friar, whom they claim has a lover named Rosalia living with him. Rosalia is accused of having relations with multiple men besides the friar, and of killing her own children. The petition contains signed statements by several Indians, and a request that he be fired from his position. The fiscal writes in response that the claims need to be investigated, and that the friar needs to be punished if found guilty.

Content warnings for infanticide.

Dates

  • 1805

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)

Language

Spanish; Castilian

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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