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Sale 2486 Lot 492
(MEXICAN MANUSCRIPTS.) Philip III, King of Spain. Royal proclamation regarding collection of tithes. Document Signed "Yo el Rey", and countersigned by Fernando Ruiz de Conti. One page, 11 3/4 x 8 inches; lone worm hole, two small holes in upper margin apparently from removal from a scrapbook, moderate foxing, minor ink burns, modern dealer label pasted in lower margin. [Madrid], 10 November 1618
Estimate $400 - 600
An order for the Viceroy of New Spain, Diego Fernández de Córdoba, Marquis of Guadalcázar, to resume collection of the King's 2/9 share of the tithe from the churches after a moratorium. The recent outbreak of the Thirty Years' War was likely the motivation. The order specifically mentions the bishops of Tlaxcala and Michoacán.