National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1576-1803

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De Perea, el Padre Fray Estevan, Guardian of the Province of New Mexico to Very Rev. Francis de Apodaca, Commissary General of all New Spain, of the order of St. Francis, 1633. Courtesy Notre Dame University.


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Letters and other records (1576–1803) of this Roman Catholic jurisdiction before the purchase of Louisiana by the United States. Items include a 1793 dossier containing royal instructions regarding marriages between Protestants and between Protestants and Catholics, a 1795 copy of Governor Carondelet’s report to Spain giving an account of parishes in Louisiana, parish census reports, and dossiers pertaining to the disposal of slaves by the Ursulines.

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