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Mota, A. Teixeira da (Avelino Teixeira); Hair, P. E. H. (Paul Edward Hedley) / Jesuit documents on the Guinea of Cape Verde and the Cape Verde Islands, 1585-1617: in English translation
(1989)

25,   pp. [unnumbered]-4 ff.


Page 4

had endured and He could be served by them, and so that we could
(learn to) fear death, and the diseases which threaten us, very
little, for although they are at first sight fearful, they can
only separate the soul from the body but not the soul from the
Lord its creator, to whom we have offered our souls, and a hundred
thousand lives if we had them.
I stop, lest the letter remain here (by missing the ship).
To the sacrifices and prayers of the whole Province, Father Pero
Neto and I sincerely commend ourselves.
Cape Verde, 11 June 1607.
Manoel d'Almeida (1)
(1) Another copy in the same hand, in ARSJ Lus.83,ff.298-299v,
has minor variants.


 


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