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Real Decreto y Proclama de las Cortes sobre la extinción del Tribunal de la Inquisición y creación de Tribunales protectores de la Religión.

Real Decreto y Proclama de las Cortes sobre la extinción del Tribunal de la Inquisición y creación de Tribunales protectores de la Religión. Cádiz; Madrid; [Arganda del Rey]: [1813]. Inquisition 410

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Printed and manuscript. 2 ff., 2 ff., 2 ff., 2 ff., 1 fol., 2 ff., 3 ff. Spanish. Collection of documents relating to the abolition of the inquisition, apparently dating to 1813 and purchased by a priest of Arganda named José Garcia Armesto. Included are 5 printed proclamations (some with signatures) from the regency Cortes on reform of religious life in Spain, including abolition of the inquisition while retaining punishments for heresy. Manuscript copies of instructions follow, with various signatures, explaining how measures are to be implemented in local parishes.