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Maarten Janssen, 2014-

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[1560-1561]. Carta de Juan de Guzmán, tejedor de terciopelo y familiar del Santo Oficio, para Juan Pérez de Ribadeneira, mayordomo.

Autor(es) Juan de Guzmán      
Destinatário(s) Juan Pérez de Ribadeneira      
In English

Letter from, Juan de Guzmán, velvet weaver, to Juan Pérez de Ribadeneira, administrator.

The author answers some questions that Juan Pérez de Ribadeneira made him, giving his version of the facts that were referred to the addressee.

The accused in this process was Juan de Guzmán, velvet weaver. In 1651 he was accused by the Inquisition Tribunal, under request of García de Toledo, because he had burst in the house of the latter, challenging him to a duel. The reason of their confrontation was that Juan de Guzmán had already been arrested under request of García de Toledo baceuse of an unpaid debt. Juan Pérez de Ribadeneira, administrator of García de Toledo, had acted as a guarantor for this debt. Juan de Guzmán, however, had alleged that the debt had been cancelled, but that García de Toledo was angry with him because he had not accepted to go to Malta to serve a brother of García de Toledo, Martín. The proceedings are incomplete, so we cannot know if the accused was eventually condemned and which was the sentence.

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