"Nos don Francisco Per... S.l.n.a. [Mexico?]: [1700s?]. Inquisition 38
Spanish. Documents relating to Inquisition and law in the New world, ranging from 1717 to 1797; some apparently copied in the Secretaría de la Cámara de Gobierno, Mexico, for the benefit of an archbishop by Licenciado Antonio Dies de Medina, Secretary. 1. 34 articles on Inquisition procedure (Madrid 1747). 2.- Royal order to respect the Inquisition (1763). 3.- Royal brief for Viceroys (Aranjuez 1744). 4.- Royal brief on legal procedure (Aranjuez 1740). 5.- Royal brief (Aranjuez 1763). 6.- Royal brief on removal of immunity for criminals, and prison duties for Knights of San Juan (el Buen Retiro 1757). 7.- Royal brief on inquisitorial jurisdiction (Segovia 1717). 8.- Royal brief on Puntos de Fuerza (San Lorenzo del Real 1721). 9.- Royal brief to the Audiencia of Guadalaxara, in response to its legal case (el Buen Retiro 1762). 10.- Royal brief on Church legal involvement (el Buen Retiro 1757). 11.- Royal brief with further details on the preceding (el Buen Retiro 1760). 12.- Response from the Fiscal, in light of the preceding, on the case of the Convento de la Concepción (México 1764). 13.- Royal brief on immunity for criminals (San Lorenzo 1750). 14.- Royal brief on the preceding (el Pardo 1764; 1765). 15.- Royal brief on jurisdiction of royal judges and inquisition in bigamy cases (el Buen Retiro 1754). 16.- Royal brief on clergy rights (el Buen Retiro 1753). 17.- Edict clarifying and modifying brief of 1753 on clergy rights in New World (Aranjuez 1757). 18.- Royal edict noting proliferation of under-populated Augustinian convents in New World; invokes 1711 brief of Paul V before archbishops of Lima y México calling for suppression of some convents and new recruitment efforts in others; with further information on convents in Indies for royal familiars and officials (Madrid 1797). 19.- Royal brief ordering observance of Ley 1ª de Castilla Lib. 5º, tit. 19, on mercantile fraud, addressed to the Alcaldes of the Sala del Crimen de la Real Audiencia de México (Madrid 1719). 20.- Royal brief on Church tribunals, with review of documents on this point (San Lorenzo 1743). 21.- Copy of ch. 19 of a royal brief referring to the recovery of tribes (Alcavalas?) in New Spain (Pardo 1765). 22.- Royal pragmatic sanction to be published in all realms on law regarding intestate inheritance (Pardo 1766). 23.- Brief on problems surrounding shipment of silver to Spain (Pardo 1768). 24. - Letter of the Conde de Aranda, on patrimonial revenues (Madrid 1768). 25.- Royal order to Viceroys of New Spain, warning Alcaldes Mayores not to mistreat missionaries (Bucareli 1773).
Josef Nuenta Escalante, Jose Manuel Calderon et al Diligencias contra el Reo A... Santiago Compandaro [Cupandaro], Valladolid: 1798-1799. Inquisition 125
Spanish. Inquisitorial trial of Atanasio de la Cruz, Indian of Copándaro, near San Luis de Potosí (Mexico), for having made a pact with the devil. The trial began in Copándaro (1798), but was later moved to the episcopal seat of Valladolid [Mexico]. Multiple documents in multiple hands, with signatures of several inquisition officials. De la Cruz was absolved and released in July 1799.
Pedro Alexandro de Texeda et al "Denuncia que hace el ... Mexico: 1766-1767. Inquisition 121
Spanish. Case brought against Joseph López, of the Order of St. Francis, by Pedro Alexandro Texeda, agent of the Holy Office, for a sermon given by the accused in 1766. Contains the complaint and accusation of Pedro Alexandro, with his signature. Various other related signed letters and documents in several hands, including some by fr. Joseph López. The Franciscan was vigorously defended by his Order, and the accusor was relieved of his duties.
Joachim de Bocanegra, Antonio Bernardo de Guiros et al "Senor: Con grave labo... San Luis de Potosí: 1774-1776. Inquisition 123
Spanish. Inquisitorial trial concerning alleged witchcraft, with resulting illness and possible possession, by a woman named "San Juana" and her daughter Viviana. Denunciations by Maria de los Santos Tobar and others; the accused do not seem to have been found or interrogated. Testimony describes rural society and beliefs in the region of Potosí (Mexico), including expert opinion of a doctor confirming likely use of sorcery. Case dismissed for lack of evidence in 1776.