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Letter #1721

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Löbau (Lubawa), 1537-09-24

English register: Dantiscus encloses the letters he received the previous day from Cracow (from Jan Chojeński) and from Rome from Dietrich von Rheden, for Giese’s perusal. Dantiscus informs Giese that the king is returning to Cracow on September 24. He hopes this will facilitate their further actions (on formal issues concerning the succession in the Warmia and Chełmno bishoprics). He asks Giese to send him the proper formulations of the letters that the king will send to Rome, as soon as possible – when he receives them, he will send them to Cracow immediately. Dantiscus advises Giese to write a letter to the king thanking him for the appointment to the Chełmno bishopric and asking him to entrust further actions in this matter to the Cracow bishop (Jan Chojeński), and also to write to the Cracow bishop thanking him for his goodwill to date and asking that it continue. Dantiscus does not dare to refuse Chojeński’s request that he resign from the Warmia canonry in favor of Stanisław Hozjusz – he asks Giese for his advice. He thinks Alexander Sculteti (who tried to obtain this canonry for his cousin) will find Chojeński a tough adversary. Dantiscus wants Giese to inform him of the date of his arrival in Lubawa. In view of the great costs both of them will have to bear when arranging the formalities in Rome, Dantiscus asks Giese whether there is a practice whereby an elected or postulated bishop can use the income of his future bishopric before the papal confirmation.
            received 1537-09-25

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 239-242
2office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, BCz, 244, p. 261 (t.p.)

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8248 (TK 10), f. 588

1CEID 1/1 No. 35, p. 232-234 (in extenso; English register)
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