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Letter #1837

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-03-05

English register:

Dantiscus is passing on a letter for the [Ermland (Warmia)] Chapter to see, which he received from the Duke [Albrecht], concerning the construction of an embankment in Bischofsburg (Bisburg), and asks for the Chapter’s opinion on the matter. He declares his willingness to do the Duke a favour in the name of consolidating their mutual friendship. He will send his people there on 1 April, unless the Chapter objects.

The day before, Dantiscus received a letter from Johann von Werden requesting that he postpone the decision on beer duties until the Gdańsk (Danzig) Town Council send an envoy. Dantiscus considers this pointless. He asks Giese once again to let the Gdańsk Town Council know of his dissatisfaction with this kind of tax. He insists that Felix [Reich] come to him to discuss the matter of the curate’s office and many other issues he will recount to Giese upon the return.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 9-12
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