The document is currently located in the Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Buenos Aires. It is excerpted from Rodríguez Castelo, Hernán. ca. 1984. Letras de la Audiencia de Quito (Período Jesuítico). Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, pp. 241-250. Reproduced by permission of the publisher. The English translation is aided by Flores, Angel. 1966. The Literature of Spanish America: A Critical Anthology, vol. 1: The Colonial Period. New York: Las Américas Publishing, pp. 367-377.

To read more:

Andrien, Kenneth J. 2002. The Kingdom of Quito, 1690-1830: The state and regional development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cevallos Candau, Francisco J. 1983. Juan Bautista Aguirre y el barroco colonial. Madrid: Edi-6.

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