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"Senor: Con grave labor mio molesto continuadamente el Superior y Venerado Respecto..." [incipit].

Joachim de Bocanegra, Antonio Bernardo de Guiros et al. "Senor: Con grave labor mio molesto continuadamente el Superior y Venerado Respecto..." [incipit]. San Luis de Potosí: 1774-1776. Inquisition 123

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Manuscript. 72 ff. Spanish. Inquisitorial trial concerning alleged witchcraft, with resulting illness and possible possession, by a woman named "San Juana" and her daughter Viviana. Denunciations by Maria de los Santos Tobar and others; the accused do not seem to have been found or interrogated. Testimony describes rural society and beliefs in the region of Potosí (Mexico), including expert opinion of a doctor confirming likely use of sorcery. Case dismissed for lack of evidence in 1776.