Carta pastoral exhortatoria dirigida a los parrocos y demas ecc[lesiásti]cos del obispado de Durango [Pastoral letter of November 28, 1812, addressed to parish priests and other clergy of the diocese of Durango by the dean and chapter of the cathedral]

Pedro de Gamez et al.. 1812.

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A letter from church leaders in Mexico to parish priests in the diocese of Durango, condemning the rebellion against Spanish rule.

Pastoral letter of November 28, 1812, addressed to parish priests and other clergy of the diocese of Durango by the dean and chapter of the cathedral.

Image of Carta pastoral exhortatoria dirigida a los parrocos y demas ecc[lesiásti]cos del obispado de Durango [Pastoral letter of November 28, 1812, addressed to parish priests and other clergy of the diocese of Durango by the dean and chapter of the cathedral]

Pages 2 and 3 of manuscript letter.

Translation of last full paragraph on p. 3.

One guy whose last name is Hidalgo is like a new Jeroboam, dividing the people, separating the Americans from the Spaniards. He is taking on the attributes of an absolute ruler. Under the pretense of being a committed saint and a patriot, he seduces many people and causes rebellion that breaks the most important ties of blood and flesh within society. He is also causing reason to cede to force and playing on people so their lowest natures succeed, even over the sacred rights of the Church, and therefore [he] sets this part of America on a path against its own well-being.

Metadata Details
Item Type Manuscript
Title Carta pastoral exhortatoria dirigida a los parrocos y demas ecc[lesiásti]cos del obispado de Durango [Pastoral letter of November 28, 1812, addressed to parish priests and other clergy of the diocese of Durango by the dean and chapter of the cathedral]
Short Title Pastoral Letter, 1812
Creator Pedro de Gamez et al.
Publication Date 1812
Language Spanish and Latin
Call Number VAULT box Ayer MS 1148
Location Special Collections 4th floor
Notes Title from cover sheet.