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Mer y Villar, Juan de; Patricio Martinez de Bustos, Public edict for Lent
Publication of a 1792 notice authorizing consumption of meat during Lent, in accordance with a papal indult of 1791. Alms are to be collected for the poor in exchange for this privilege; the rate of payment is divided into four classes. Most Indians, Blacks, Meztizos, day laborers and mendicant friars, etc., are allowed to give prayers in lieu of monetary payment. Contains wax seal and notarial marks.