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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1802/04/28










1802 Apr. 28

Escalera, (Merced.) Father Isidro Ant(oni)o
Convent of Mercy, Mexico

to Father Thomas Hassett
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Frater(?) Jose Garcia is his subject who under imaginary pretexts fled about three years ago. Garcia wrote about 9 months ago from Veracruz asking for forgiveness. Escalera told him to present himself to the prefect of the order in that city under whose direction he was to make some exercises. Without presenting himself he fled under the name of Jose Covral(?). A few months later he wrote that he was going in an English or French ship without any indication of returning,

A.L.S. (Spanish)

Folded with this:

1802 Feb. 10

Hassett, Father Thomas
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Father Isidro Ant(oni)o de Escalera
(Convent of Mercy), Mexico

As Vicar General of Louisiana and the Floridas, there appeared before Hasset several days ago, a corporal of the Regiment, saying that his name is Frater(?) Joseph Garcia, a religious of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy, a native of Guadalaxara where he took the habit at the hands of Father Fran(cis)co Davila, his patrons Joseph M(ari)a de Ebierco and his novice master Father Man(ue)l Garcia; his letter of obedience was given him by Father Vicente Garrido and he renounced his vows to Father Man(ue)l Mercadillo at the convent of Mellado in Guanax(ua)to, the superior being Father Joseph Silva. Hassett informs Escalera so that he can inform him whether he can credit this story.

A. Draft S. (Spanish)

V-3-h A.L.S., A. Draft S. (Spanish) 4pp. 8vo.

1802 Apr. 28

Salcedo, Manuel de
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Father Thomas Hasset(t)
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Since Hassett has had no reply about the expenditure Antonio Morales wishes to make for the houses of the Cathedral, Salcedo would be pleased to see it done for the good that would come from the continual rent.

L.S (Spanish)

With this is folded:

1802 Apr. 27

Hassett, Father Thomas
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Manuel de Salcedo
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Hassett sends Morales' letter so that if Salcedo approves the majordomo may make the proposed expenditure.

A. Copy S. (Spanish)

V-3-h L.S., A. Copy S. (Spanish)

3pp. 8vo.

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