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Title
Fr. García Diego's Response to the Governor Regarding Secularization
Date Created and/or Issued
1833
Publication Information
Santa Clara University Library, Archives & Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Santa Clara University
Collection
Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection
Rights Information
Permission to copy or publish any item or materials from Archives & Special Collections must be given by Santa Clara University Library, Archives & Special Collections.
Description
In this letter to the governor of Alta California, Fr. Francisco García Diego expressed his opinion regarding secularization. The Franciscan from Mission Santa Clara believed that there were not enough secular priests to replace the friars. Furthermore, Fr. García Diego considered that the Indians were very dependent physically and spiritually on the Franciscans; the friar specifically mentioned the problems of superstition, drinking and abortion among the natives.
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
http://content.scu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/msc/id/83
Language
Spanish
Subject
California Missions
Mission Santa Clara
Santa Clara County (Calif.)
Relation
Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection

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