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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1797/03/31




1797 Mar. 31

(Penalver y Cardenas), Luis, Bishop of
New Orleans, Louisiana

to Archbishop Antonio Despuig y Dameto
Seville, (Spain)

On July 10 of last year, Penalver, in answering Despuig's letter of March 22 of the same year, offered to see that Antonio Argote should fulfill his promise of returning to Spain to rejoin his wife, Maria del Carmen Domine. Penalver asked the Governor to send Argote away. Argote made excuses such as pending affairs and the war with Great Britain, so Penalver had to report this to the Royal and Supreme Council of the Indies so that Law 14, Title 7, Book 1 of the Digest be enforced and Argote be withdrawn. Argote became, in this place where sectarians are tolerated, a free thinker, and his example is harmful for other Spaniards here; in that city where all are Catholics, he can go back to the principles of his education. This is what Penalver said to HIs Majesty on the 20th of this month sending him copies of all the correspondence up to the 10th.

IV-5-n D. Copy or Draft 2pp. 4to. (Spanish)

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