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Letter #1836

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-03-01

English register:

Dantiscus expresses disapproval of the doings of Heinrich [Snellenberg]. He considers them to be unworthy trade and hopes Heinrich will hold off on the “transaction” (auctio) until meeting and speaking with Dantiscus in person in Frauenburg (apud ecclesiam). He is also concerned about what Giese told him recently in Heilsberg, when Dantiscus was giving instructions to Achatius Trenck regarding the vestment (vestis tabinea), namely that someone had promised Heinrich that Dantiscus would assume responsibility for all the promises of the previous Bishop [Mauritius Ferber]. Dantiscus’ anticipated meeting with Achatius Trenck in Dietrichswalde did not take place.

Dantiscus requests more details regarding Braunsberg’s excise evasion.

Like Giese, Dantiscus is awaiting news from Rome.

Dantiscus has already demanded several times that the people of Gdańsk stop collecting the duties they imposed on beer traders. Despite this, they ask that the duties be maintained until the [Royal Prussian] assembly in May. Dantiscus considers the fee to be inadmissible in dioceses [Ermland and Kulm]. He fears that agreeing could lead to further duties being imposed in the future, and therefore encourages Giese to write to the people of Gdańsk as well, demanding that they stop collecting duties and return what they have already collected.

Dantiscus asks for information about the date when the addressee received three thousand marks from the people of Gdańsk.


            received 1538-03-02

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 5-8 + f. [1] missed in numbering after p. 8
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