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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1795/11/07






1795 Nov. 7

Portillo, Father Joaquin de

(Letters concerning Father Joaquin de Portillo).

1795 Sep. 8

Penalver y Cardenas, Luis Bishop
(New Orleans)

to Luis de las Casas
The Bishop notifies the Governor:
1). That by the enclosed copy (copy not enclosed), he will learn of the order the Bishop has to send Father Joaquin de Portillo to Cartagena, or if there should be no need for him there, to Havana at the disposal of the Governor.
2). And that as Father Portillo is not needed in Cartagena, the Bishop with the approval of the Governor sends him to Havana on board the Brigantine "Nuestra Senora del Pilar" under Captain Vicente (?) that sails today. Signed by Luis Bishop of Louisiana.

A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo. (Spanish)

1795 Nov. 7

Casas, Luis de las, Governor of Cuba

to Bishop Penalver y Cardenas
(New Orleans)
Casas states:
1). That Father Joaquin de Portillo about whom he received a confidential communication of 9th of last September from Penalver has arrived at Havana.
2). That, in fulfillment of the royal Order concerning his destination that has been likewise communicated to him by the Ministry of Grace and Justice, Casas sends him to Cartagena of the West Indies on board of the "Florida Blanca" in order that he may appear before the Tribunal of the Inquisition of that city.
3). Finally, that he arranged that Portillo's stay at Havana, awaiting the time of sailing, should be spent in a becoming manner, and in such a way that neither his case nor his destination should become known to the public, as ordered in the above-mentioned Royal Order. Signed by Luis de las Casas.

IV-5-d A.L.S. 2pp. 4to. (Spanish)

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