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Title Royal cédula [manuscript]: Madrid, to the Real Audiencia of New Spain in Mexico City, concerning the corn paid by the Indians as taxes, 1576 June 4
Author Philip II
Document Type Manuscript; Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Royal cédula from King Philip II to the president and judges of the Audiencia in Mexico, concerning the corn received from the Indians as tax payments and then sold at auction. The king states that corn purchased from these auctions must be collected from the Indian villages within 2 months at harvest time; and orders the court to take whatever measures it deems necessary to see that the interests of the buyers and the royal treasury are not jeopardized. The cedula is dated in Madrid, June 4, 1576, and is signed in the king’s name by his secretary Antonio de Crasso. The verso of the cédula contains the cumplimiento or carrying out of the king’s order by the Audiencia in Mexico City, dated November 11, 1577.
Names Crasso, Antonio de
Places Mexico City, Mexico; Spain
Keywords address, Spain, New Spain, corn, payment, tax, money, colonialism, Mexican
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1892
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue