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(MEXICO.) Arellano, Clemente de. Protest of a priest regarding the involvement of the Inquisition in a gambling case. Letter Signed to Juan Gomez de Parada, Bishop of Guadalajara.  pages plus final blank leaf. Folio, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, stitched; minor wear; embossed paper seal on final page. Jalisco, 20 July 1742
Bishop Gomez de Parada had investigated the Franciscan priest Clemente de Arellano for alleged gambling by the friars in his parish. This is Arellano's response, protesting the bishop's jurisdiction. The case is discussed at length in José Refugio de la Torre Curiel's "Vicarios en entredicho: crisis y desestructuración de la provincia franciscana de Santiago de Xalisco" (Michoacan, 2001), page 124.
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