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Letter #1588

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Georg von BAYSEN (BAŻYŃSKI)]
Löbau (Lubawa), 1537-03-12

English register: Dantiscus is replying to three letters from Bażyński. The tense atmosphere at the royal court makes it impossible for Dantiscus to attend to the matters that Bażyński entrusted to him in Cracow; they will have to wait for better times. The place and time of the upcoming assembly depend on Maurycy Ferber’s decision; his poor health will probably not allow him to participate in the assembly, unless it is held in Malbork. During Dantiscus’ stay in Cracow, the Płock bishop (Jan Chojeński) proposed Toruń as the venue for the assembly, for the convenience of the royal commissioners. If, however, Ferber decides to come to Malbork, it would be best not to have the sessions elsewhere, as Ferber’s absence means less strength in the voting. If Ferber is unable to come, he will send two Warmia canons in his place. Dantiscus will let Bażyński know as soon as a decision is reached. Dantiscus complains about the financial and moral losses he has sustained in connection with his being at the Diet in Cracow, and about the rebuke given him by his friend (Maurycy Ferber) for complaining. Dantiscus asks Bażyński to reprimand parish priest Ioannes (Staer), who – leaving the parish – has been taking or selling movable property belonging to the parish without the bishop’s knowledge. News of the Turkish threat has been coming from Hungary and the Austrian borderland.

Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 205-206
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 232, p. 202-204
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, B. Ossol., 151/II, f. 151r-152r
4copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 54 (TN), No. 54, p. 143-146
5register with excerpt in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1536, f. 40r-v

1CEID 1/1 No. 6, p. 152-155 (in extenso; English register)
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