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Maarten Janssen, 2014-

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[1790-1795]. Carta de un autor no identificado para Joaquín Pérez, cura párroco.

Author(s) Anónimo313      
Addressee(s) Joaquín Pérez      
In English

Letter from an unidentified addressee to Joaquín Pérez, a parish priest.

The author writes to the priest of the parish of San Pelayo with a forged handwriting, accusing certain people of being the perpetrator of the theft, and giving indications about the place where the money could be found.

This letter was presented by José Herreros, a rich farmer, during the lawsuit he brought for the theft of more than 10,000 reales of the money of the Church of San Pelayo, which he, as the administrator, guarded in a chest in his house. He and various witnesses accused Francisco Pardo of being the thief, because they had seen him near the house of José Herreros in the night of the theft. In the first instance, the accusation of Herreros was belittled, and he was condemned of paying the costs, although the accusation was maintained. In 1792, eventually, the tribunal ruled in favour of the accused, absolving him and ordering his release, because the evidences presented were not conclusive.

This letter was found in the farmyard of the house of the parish priest of San Pelayo. It was presented by José Herreros, who requested the tribunal to compare the handwriting with the ones of the inmates of Francisco Pardo. However, the authorship of the letter could not be proved.

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