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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] 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 people of Gdańsk] send an envoy. Dantiscus considers this pointless. He asks Giese once again to let [the people of Gdańsk] 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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