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Letter #1805

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [MikoƂaj RUSSOCKI]
Löbau (Lubawa), 1537-11-28

English register: Dantiscus is replying to Russocki’s letter. He refuses to grant his request that he plead with the king in connection with Russocki being charged with the murder of Tomasz LubraƄski. The grounds for his refusal are that he was a friend of the murdered LubraƄski, and that cases involving capital punishment are not within his competence as a clergyman. However, he offers his assistance in the form of prayers, both for LubraƄski’s soul and for Russocki’s well-being, as he and Dantiscus were close friends from their youth and Russocki is a close cousin of Dantiscus’ friends – the Sieradz voivode (Hieronim Ɓaski) and the Przemęt castellan (StanisƂaw Ɓaski). Dantiscus informs Russocki that, meeting his request, he has interceded for him in a letter to Duke Albrecht, from whom Russocki can expect effective support.


Manuscript sources:
1rough draft in Latin, autograph, BCz, 244, p. 312 (b.p.)
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 232, p. 239-239
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, B. Ossol., 151, f. 173r
4copy, 18th-century, BCz, 55 (TN), No. 80, p. 499-500

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8248 (TK 10), f. 656

Prints:
1CEID 1/1 No. 87, p. 360-362 (in extenso; English register)
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