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Letter #1601

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Johan WEZE]
Friedeck (Wąbrzeźno), 1537, shortly before March [16]

English register: Dantiscus is replying to Weze’s August 2 letter from Oradea. He apologizes for the delay, his excuse being the huge amount of public tasks he had during the Diet in Cracow. Dantiscus is happy at the news received from Łaski in Cracow about Weze’s good fortune and health. He deeply sympathizes with Weze for being ignored by the emperor during the distribution of benefices. He is worried about the Danish king’s imprisoning of the bishops. He also fears that the complicated political situation and hostile people could make it impossible to convene the General Council. He hopes God will not let the king of France strike up alliances with the infidels against the Christians with impunity. Because navigation has not started yet, Dantiscus asks Weze to mediate in sending to Brabant the enclosed letter to Cornelis De Schepper (letter No. 12). Dantiscus informs Weze that he has been appointed coadjutor of the Warmia bishop (Maurycy Ferber). He asks to be informed whether the epitaph for Alfonso Valdes that he sent has been placed on his tomb in Vienna.

Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, place and date of sending in Dantiscus' own hand, BCz, 244, p. 197-198
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 232, p. 204-205
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, B. Ossol., 151/II, f. 152r-153r
4copy, 18th-century, BCz, 55 (TN), No. 12, p. 51-54
5excerpt in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1537, f. 14r-v
6register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 32, No. 590

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8248 (TK 10), f. 412

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 344, p. 285 (English register; excerpt)
2CEID 1/1 No. 10, p. 163-167 (in extenso; English register)
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