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Title Documents concerning the petition of the residents of Malinalco to rebuild their chapel, Capilla del Calvario [manuscript]: 1752 Nov. 8-Dec. 16
Document Type Manuscript; Official Record; Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Petitions, reports, and official responses from Nov.-Dec. 1752 concerning the request to the viceroy by the residents of Malinalco for permission to re-build the Capilla del Calvario on its former site. Francisco Xavier Márquez’s petition of November 8, 1752 on behalf of the citizens of Malinalco contains the recommendation of the fiscal, Andreu y Ferraz, for additional information on the project from the local curate. Viceroy Revillagigedo approves the request on November 15, 1752, and Andr?es de Ochoa y Saravia, mayor of Malinalco, signs the obedecimiento of November 18, agreeing to comply. Also included are statements to the viceroy by Ochoa and the town priest, Father Francisco Xavier Sotomayor, describing the donations of labor and materials by the townspeople. Andreu finally recommends granting the license on December 15, 1752, with viceregal approval on December 16, stipulating that the cost is to be paid by the Spaniards, not by the Indians, although they may voluntarily make contributions if they choose. Signatures of the viceroy and secretary Juan Martínez de Soria appear throughout documents.
Names Márquez, Francisco Xavier; Andreu y Ferraz, Antonio; Revillagigedo, Viceroy; Ochoa y Saravia, Andr?es de; Sotomayor, Francisco Xavier; Soria, Juan Martínez de
Places Capilla del Calvario, Guadalajara, Mexico; Spain
Keywords petition, church, religion, government, colonialism, New Spain, Spain, supplies, settlement, legislature
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers; Missionaries and Education
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1152
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue