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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1802/06/05










1802 Jun. 5

Salcedo, Manuel de
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

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

Salcedo gave Hasset's letter of the first to the Intendant, who replied: "The assessor, carrying out his decree of the first consulted him on the second as follows: Besides being a just petition canon and civil laws demand that parishes have cemeteries corresponding to the population. He agrees that in the case under discussion the ownership of the plot is exactly as stated so that Salcedo could give his consent if he wished. Therefore, the intendant sees no difficulty in Salcedo's ordering the surveyor to stake out the extension and in carrying out the promise of the Baron (Francisco Luis Hector) de Carondelet about the construction of the paved highway leading to this place, leaving for later the supplying of the title and the profit." Salcedo sends this copy to Hasset in answer to his letter, returning the original of the majordomo. Salcedo is ready to grant this petition as quickly as possible. (A note on this letter in Hassett's hand): Hassett gave the corresponding letter of June 18 to the majordomo.

L.S. (Spanish)

Folded with this:

1802 Jun. 1

Hassett, Father Thomas
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Manuel de Salcedo
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Hassett encloses the original of a letter from Antonio Morales, majordomo of the Cathedral with an enclosure from the pastor, Father Antonio de Sedella, (O.M. Cap.) (no enclosures) for Salcedo's consent. N.B. The letter referred to is to be found in the correspondence of the majordomo about the extending of the cemetery.

A. Draft S. (Spanish)

V-3-j L.S., A. Draft S. (Spanish) 9pp. 8vo.

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