Juan Bautista du Quesney to priests of the rio Yaqui. Letter concerning Yaqui leaders.

Serial Number
040-00478
Title
Juan Bautista du Quesney to priests of the rio Yaqui. Letter concerning Yaqui leaders.
Author(s)
Du Quesney, Juan Bautista (S.J.)
Date
10-27-1738
Date
10-28-1738
Documentation
Caamoa. October 27-28, 1738. Copy. Signed. Phototstat.
Summary
Instructs priests Yaqui area to- 1) ask for suspension if Yaqui chiefs return from Mexico City with order from viceroy to restore their staffs of office, because such order must be confirmed by Audiencia of Guadalajara; 2) use arms of church to prevent Yaqui chiefs from taking possession staffs of office if requests for suspension denied. Believes such action necessary or Yaqui, Mayo areas, entire province Sonora will be lost, christian flock torn to pieces by carniceros lobos. Mentions misery, sad state Yaquis. Exhorts priests to use power excommunication cautiously, to find out what order Yaqui chiefs carry says first. Warns if respect for religion lost, Spain will experience civil wars like France, Germany. Clear indications profound civil/religious conflict. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Du Quesney, Juan Bautista
Ethnic Groups
Yaquis
Mayos
First Location
CU-BANC. M-A 0001 Agn-Hist-392-Pt.-2 ff. 0250-0251
Original Location
AGN, Mexico, Historia, Leg. 0392
Other Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0312 (English Digest)
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
2402
Rights
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