|Author(s)||Pedro Molina Palacio|
|Addressee(s)||Joaquín de Molina y Torres|
Family letter from Pedro Molina Palacios, merchant, to his cousin Joaquín de Molina Torres, farmer.
The author instructs his cousin about his trip to the fairs of Castile. He sets a departure date and tells him how to proceed with the goods, as well as the best route to start the journey.
On July 15, 1583, some men from Granada that were carrying money and different goods (taffeta, silk scarves, etc.) to Madrid were assaulted in the vicinity of Tembleque. The investigation that followed revealed that, in the nearby house shared by Gabriel Lorenzo and Joaquín Molina (respectively, father-in-law and son-in-law), there were some pieces of taffeta, which Gabriel Lorenzo said were due to a miracle brought about by the Virgen de Gracia. Moreover, the recent prosperity of these poor farmers also fed the neighbors suspicion. Such evidence led to more search in their house, and further proof of the robbery was immediatley found, as well as the letters that were later included in the lawsuit. The two daughters of Gabriel Lorenzo (one them was Joaquín Molina's wife) were also included in the proceedings, since both had been seen getting rid of several pieces of taffeta, previously hidden in a backyard jar.