Consulto fatto in Napoli, per commissione reale, dalli sig[no]ri cavalieri palermitani, per rimettersi in sesto il Senato di Palermo; [manuscript] :; firmato a dì 3 del mese di Giugno dell'anno 1774. - Colenda Digital Repository
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Consulto fatto in Napoli, per commissione reale, dalli sig[no]ri cavalieri palermitani, per rimettersi in sesto il Senato di Palermo; [manuscript] :; firmato a dì 3 del mese di Giugno dell'anno 1774.

Title:
Consulto fatto in Napoli, per commissione reale, dalli sig[no]ri cavalieri palermitani, per rimettersi in sesto il Senato di Palermo [manuscript] : firmato a dì 3 del mese di Giugno dell'anno 1774.
Abstract:
Financial report, addressed to the King of Spain, Charles III, describing the circumstances that lead the Senate of Palermo to incur a significant decrease of revenues and a sharp increase of expenses, as well as recommended measures to improve such an unstable economic situation. According to the commission of experts (that included the Princes of Camporeale, Cattolica, Pantelleria, Campofranco, Partanna, Iaci and Belmonte, the Dukes of Pratoameno, Cefalà, and Sinagra, and the Marquis of Francofonte) who convened in Naples in June 1774 and drafted the document, the recession reached its peak in the first few years of the 1770s, but had its roots in the previous century. In the 17th century costs associated with hosting popular celebrations (such as the procession for Saint Rosalia) and with maintaining a sumptuous court began an upward spiral, while taxes on consumer goods decreased exponentially, under pressure from the lower middle class, whose representatives had allegedly bribed or coerced senators to pass such laws. Poor harvests and the resulting shortage of produce also contributed to insufficient revenues for the Sicilian government. The report concludes with an angry, disenchanted request to the king to enforce his authority and reverse the destructive financial policies of the Senate. The volume contains a detailed table of contents (f. i-v).
Coverage:
Sicily (Italy)
Date:
15th-18th centuries.; 18th century.
Format:
40 leaves : paper; 296 x 208 mm. bound to 299 x 209 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn671484765; (OCoLC)671484765; (PU)4844329-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Italian.
Provenance:
Sold by Kurt L. Schwarz (Beverly Hills, Calif.).
Publisher:
[Naples], 1774.
Subject:
Taxation -- Italy -- Sicily -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Financial records.; Manuscripts, Italian; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Charles
Call Number:
Oversize Ms. Codex 1576
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts