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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1802/08/05











1802 Aug. 5

Hassett, Father Thomas
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Man(ie)l de Salcedo
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

In view of what Luisa Delaronde says in her letter of July 20 about the accounts of the Charity Hospital, Hassett sent for administrators Fran(cis)co Leyba and Andres Fernandez to find out about the accounts. They explained that they had given them to Pedro Pedescleaux who had turned them over to her, except those for the last two months of their administrations and these were ready to be audited.

A. Copy S. (Spanish)

Folded with this:

1802 Jul. 21

Salcedo, Manuel de
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Father Thomas Hassett
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Luisa Delaronde, widow of Andres Almonaster y Roxas, founder of the Charity Hospital in a letter of yesterday said: "Antonio Cruzat, administrator of the hospital, has informed her that in taking inventory he noticed that Fernandez had not turned over the account books. Delaronde found them in possession of the majordomo and had them brought to her. She looked them over and found that since September 30, 1798 Leiba [Leyba] had ceased to enter the accounts up to the day when Fernandez took over. This is against the constitution of the hospital and its well-being. She asks Salcedo to ask the Vicar General of the diocese whether Leiba turned them over to the former Bishop Luis de Penalver y Cardenas and if so to have them handed over and deposited in the cashier's office from which they are not to be taken for any reason."

L.S. (Spanish)

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

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