Nos los Inquisidores Apostolicos, contra la heretica pravedad y apostasía en esta ciudad de Mexico, Estados, y Provincias de esta Nueva España, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Islas Philipinas, y su Distrito, etc
Inquisitorial edict regarding the granting and revoking of licenses for reading prohibited books. Signed by three inquisitors whose names are printed at the foot of the broadside: Juan de Mier y Villar, Antonio Bergosa y Jordan, and Pedro Bengoa. The Inquisitorial edict, dated May 7, 1782, and signed by the Spanish Inquisitor General Felipe Beltran Serrano (d. Dec. 1783) sets out the rules for regulating the reading and possession of books on the Index, including the rules for granting licenses, grounds for revoking those licenses, and prohibitions on buying, selling, donating, or exchanging them.
Brief translation: "We, the Apostolic Inquisitors, in opposition to heretical depravity and apostasy, in Mexico City, the states, and the provinces of New Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and their environs, etc."
"To any and all persons of any station, rank, or condition, preeminent or dignified as they may be, free or unfree, neighbors, inhabitants, and denizens of the cities, towns, and places of our district, and to each one of you, may you be well in our Lord Jesus Christ: Know that his Excellency, the Inquisitor General, has ordered to be published, and has already published in the kingdoms of Spain, an edict of the following kind."
- Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Endowed Fund
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