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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

Appendix: the context of the Sierra Leone mission 1605-1650,   pp. 132-140 ff.

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.:2aot Joao Paia hbas said: tom  baa a  med me
great pain and has produed iX me the doire
to undertake the joufrney,    h     iy
I had barely resolved to fdt  (L4aes 1B f.:120Cr).
::'The bishopric bad been            December
1606, but sa omination ba be          in !idrid
in : Deober 107, and   thisn:s omi2      at
:-  Rom: in Novimber 1608 ('Irio 4, item 49,0 79)r
though  wrreira cannot bhre Im.:nbout .he
nomination, he must hare known that the Views
of Santiago citizens on iwho eiould :uceed to
the see counted for nothing at 14rid
Apparmetly' he wanted to retunL to CVI to dissuade
his supporters and explain hi's unsuitability,
but the reason  he, gve to i.h superiors were
that he wished to moderate the fervour of
hewly-arrived missionaries in order to prmlung
their lives (ibid., p. 4555 and to discuss
the site for a: convent (Guerreiro 1611, f. 258).
::rreir may have had word that more lmisionariea
were coming, though the third party of Jesuits
did not reach CVI until Decmaber. His departu
fr z Sierrn Leone was Vinally delayed by an
illness lasting two monts (If    e L, f. ¶210c.
1609 onwards   on his way to CV, Bgrreirn visitedthe Senegal
coast and Caoheu, and roachedSantiago in
December: 1608. nfureafter the correepondence
of :rreira up to his death, in t612i and that
of hie sucoeenor. omes, relate priipat lly to
CVI affairs, particularly to the proposal to
establish a college and to the financial
problem of the mission, and there are few
references to mainland aotivities or plans.
early (T)      A violent dCispute i in the tolia fc King Peter idn
1609           Sierna Leone between a Sfe-oaptain and ur capitio
cda terra may refer to Du-toloaeu Andr6 (Brdsi
T 40TCO).   In 1612 a royal pardoan  as issued
to one Bartolomeu Andr6 (V. Rau, 'Tsa tentativa
do colonizaqio .da Serra Leoa no sulo XVII I,
Las Cienciao (adrrid), 1946, pp. 607 - 631, on
-760? -rreaira, in a letter of 8.1.1610,
made the folloriing moismatic cniento:



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