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Letter #1720

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Löbau (Lubawa), 1537-09-23

English register: Dantiscus is replying to two letters from Giese. He is pleased that matters have turned out well and proposes that he and Giese meet as soon as possible, to prepare the documents to be sent to Rome. The rough drafts of these documents will be sent to the Cracow bishop (Grand Chancellor Jan Chojeński) and then, after their elaboration and necessary additions (at the royal chancellery), sent back to Dantiscus. They will then decide together what means to use to send them to Rome. Dantiscus will write to the Cracow bishop asking that the king issue a new document appointing Giese to the office of Chełmno bishop, but nevertheless asks Giese to send him the original of the old one, so that he can show it to the Chełmno Chapter and the diocese’s residents. He encourages Giese to stay cheerful – he thinks the matter (of the appointment) is all arranged. Dantiscus thanks Giese whole-heartedly for his great hospitality towards Mikołaj Nipszyc, in whom Giese has gained a faithful friend. In this way, taking the place of the deceased Jan Zambocki, Giese is restoring the old triumvirate of friends (Dantiscus, Nipszyc, Giese). Dantiscus informs Giese that he has written to warn the fool (Paweł Płotowski?) not to get too bold towards the king.


Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 235-238
2office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 247-248
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 232, p. 210-212
4copy in Latin, 18th-century, B. Ossol., 151, f. 156r-v
5copy, 18th-century, BCz, 55 (TN), No. 43, p. 341-344
6register with excerpt in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1537, f. 47r-v
7register in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), f. 585

Prints:
1CEID 1/1 No. 34, p. 228-231 (in extenso; English register)
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