[Spain? 1611]. pp. (leaves numbered 1-6). In Spanish. Folio. Dbd. Early folds, mild foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM40080
An early and evidently unrecorded 17th-century Spanish petition to the King on behalf of mendicant and monastic communities in the Spanish Americas. The authors argue that the churches attempting to tax their incomes and force them to pay tithes are hurting religious efforts in the Americas and infringing upon the historical independence of the religious orders from the churches. The document is signed in print by eleven monks, each representing a different order: the Benedictines, Hieronymites, Franciscans, Cistercians, Mercedarians, Dominicans, Augustinians, Trinitarians, Jesuits, Premonstratensians, and Carmelites. The Jesuit signer is Pedro de Caruajal, presumably Pedro de Carbajal, former magistrate and judge of the Vilcas Huamán province of Peru and author of DESCRIPCION FECHA DE LA PROVINCIA DE VILCAS GUAMAN...EN EL AÑO 1586.