NOS EL DR. D. MANUEL JOACHIN BARRIENTOS, LOMELIN, Y CERVANTES, CANONIGO DE LA SANTA IGLESIA METROPOLITANA DE ESTA CORTE, EXAMINADOR SYNODAL DE ESTE AROBISPADO, JUEZ, PROISOR, VICARIO GENERAL, E INQUISIDOR DE LOS INDOS, Y CHINOS DE EL, POR EL ILLMO. SEÑOR
Barrientos, Manuel Joachin.
Mexico City: 1769. 23x16 in. broadside; text in two columns; folded once vertically and thrice horizontally; some spotting but otherwise in good condition Good An important edict reinforcing the ban on indigenous rituals, nescuitiles--live performances of the Passion of the Christ--and dances. The text also extends harsh punishments to those engaged in, or who fail to report, indigenous medicinal practices, supernatural ceremonies (such as "traloleadose con el Demonio") and drug use. Among the illicit substances named are pipiltzitzintles, peyote and chupa mirtos. Other outlawed behavior: "faking miracles, revelations, exstasies, and entrancements, or turning to others so that they divine thnigs far away, in the future, or hidden...carrying edible offerings, dolls, wax or incense to the caves, hills, springs, pools, or rivers...violating the First Precept of Decalogue, and the solemn profession, that they made in the Sacrosanct Baptism, in wihhc they renounced the Devil, and his pomp" (Campos, Home Grown: MArijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs, 58) Participants and their accomplices risked excommunication, or 25 lashes and a month of jail if the culprits were indigenous. Signed by Manuel Joachin Barrientos, provisor, and Pedro Alcantara Joachin de Lima. OCLC reports only one recorded copy of the physical broadside. (Item ID: 173886)