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1592. Carta de Cristóvão Gomes de Vasconcelos para o seu filho, António do Vale de Vasconcelos.

Autor(es) Cristóvão Gomes de Vasconcelos      
Destinatário(s) António do Vale de Vaconcelos      
In English

Family letter from Cristóvão Gomes de Vasconcelos to his son, António do Vale de Vasconcelos.

The author gives the recipient some news about the judicial procedures that were going on against him, in Arraiolos.

The defendant in this process is António do Vale de Vasconcelos (also known as "Lebracho"), accused of bigamy. He was married in Alentejo, Portugal, to Catarina Garcia de Cabreira, but then went to Brazil, in 1591, and there he got married with Helena Leitoa, while his first wife was still alive. To do this without getting into trouble, he first alleged that he was single, then he said he was a widower and, finally, that his first wife was very sick, which had made him presume that she would die really soon. The file includes eight letters, most of them from family members, which might help capture the true facts of his stituation.

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