On the reverse:
per Monsignor Benigno Albertini
Vescovo di Scutari
The Austrian priest Benigno Albertini da Ragusa joined the Ordine dei frati minori when he was sixteen and studied philosophy at Ragusa and Macerata, and later on, theology in Ravenna. He lived and preached in both Italy and Dalmazia. He composed a funerary oration for Pius VIII (d.1830) and empress Lodovica of Austria and was later named bishop of Scutari in 1832 by pope Gregorius XVI. He died of a fever in 1838. For further information on Benigno Albertini see Sigismondo da Venezia, Biografia serafica degli uomini illustri che fiorirono nel Francescano Istituto per Santita', Dottrina e Dignita', Venezia, 1846, p.881.
This firman in the form of a travel pass (yol emri) was acquired by Albertini from the Austrian ambassador in Istanbul, Baron de Ottenfels, allowing for travel from the border of the Ottoman Empire to the Shkoder (Iskenderiye) region. It guarantees protection, freedom of movement, the right to residency, and exemption from the tax on non-Muslims (cizye), according to the commercial agreement (uhudname) made with the Austrian Empire. It is valid for four months from the date of issue.
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