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Casos reservados sinodales en la Diocesis de Mexico, y privilegios de los Indios en esta materia

18th century single manuscript concerning the definitions of "reserved cases;" that is, crimes or sins which would result in excommunication for Catholics. Examples of such cases are homicide, abortion, sacrilege, public blasphemy, certain dealings with the devil, clandestine marriages, falsification of papers, arson, and Spaniards coming to Mexico while leaving their wives in Spain for more than five years.