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Osorio de Escobar y Llamas, Diego.
Nos el obispo dean, y cabildo de la sancta iglesia cathedral de esta ciudad de la Puebla de los Angeles, &c. Por quanto aviendo conferido los medio que conforme al estado en que se hallan las rentas desta Sancta Iglesia ...
Viuda de Juan de Borja y Gandia, 1666. The collection of tithes in the bishopric of Puebla was a serious concern of Biship Osorio. In 1662 or 1663 he had issued a broadside reminder to inhabitants of Puebla that they had to pay church tithes on farm products and produce. Distinctions were made between tithes expected of Spaniards, as well as all others "que no fueren Indios" ("Mestiços, Chinos, Mulatos, Negros"), as opposed to Naturales" (i.e., native Americans). Tithes due from the first category of inhabitants include just about anything one can imagine, including grain, corn, chick peas, pine nuts, cocoa, fruit, butter, milk, cheese, sugar, honey, vinegar, maguey, vanilla, and chilies, as well as fish, beef, cattle, chickens, doves, pigeons, and tobacco, hides, cotton, mules, silk, etc. "Encomenderes" owe a tithe on all maiz, mantas, and other "frutos de la tierra" which the Indians pay them in tribute. Products listed that were subject to tithes to be paid by "Indios" were also wide ranging, but somewhat less extensive. Finally, there was a list of products on which native Americans were exempt from paying tithes, including cotton, cacao, chilies, vanilla, pulque, maguey, etc. => These lists provided a vivid picture of products available in New Spain at mid-17th-century. In this follow-up publication, Bishop Osorio implements the appointment of individuals to sell the items received as "in kind" tithes (i.e., corn, butter, etc.). Substantial text articulates the qualities of character, piety, and competence that will be required of such administrators, and sp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]

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