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This original Catholic manuscript dates to circa 1630 and was signed by a Cardinal of the Vatican.

The document contains five pages and its text begins with a dissertation on the Life and Death of the Virgin Mary, devotions and meditations for the church, the 17th century manuscript also mentions the Church of Sant’Orsola (Mantua) . The document is well penned and is signed on the final page by one of the Cardinals present – it was part of a much larger collection of papal documents obtained in England, some of which were stamped by the College of Cardinals.

Roughly 90% of the handwritten text is still legible, though some of the ink has burned through the fragile, yellowed paper.