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Letter #1678

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Löbau (Lubawa), 1537-07-30

English register: Dantiscus is replying to Giese’s letter. He is pleased that Giese accepts the instruction issued to the envoy of the Warmia Chapter (Aleksander Sculteti), who will present the issue of the Warmia bishop’s election at the royal court. Dantiscus expects that if the route of the king’s journey to Lvov prevents the Warmia Chapter’s envoy from meeting him, the Płock bishop (Jan Chojeński) will keep the envoy in Cracow until a reply is received. Dantiscus states his strong intention to defend the privileges of the Church in Prussia. He has no intention of allowing the rights of the Warmia bishopric to be made equal to the rights of bishoprics in Crown lands. He goes on to discuss the technical details of the election. He expects advice from the Płock bishop on this matter. He tries to pacify Giese’s anger caused by the lies (spread by Leonard Niederhoff and Paweł Płotowski). He believes they are not very harmful. He intends to curb his opponents after a successful election. He assures Giese that he is taking care of his affairs at the royal court and in Rome just as conscientiously as of his own.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 215-218
2register, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8248 (TK 10), f. 520
3register with excerpt in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1537, f. 35r-v

1CEID 1/1 No. 28, p. 209-214 (in extenso; English register)
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