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Letter #1872

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Allenstein (Olsztyn), 1538-07-13

English register:

Dantiscus is happy about Giese’s letter and his good health.

The previous day he wrote briefly from Hohenstein (Olsztynek) about how their joint affairs were going; he advises Giese to stay positive – when the bulls finally arrive, their enemies will have more cause for regret than joy. Dantiscus promises to act in consultation with Giese and not to neglect anything that will serve to speed up Giese’s confirmation. He assures Giese of his friendship and favour.

So as not to exhaust himself and the horses, many of which he had to leave on the way, he stopped in Allenstein (Olsztyn) to stay with the Provost [Paweł Płotowski], who received him in a very friendly manner.

In jest, Dantiscus demands to know the price of the gift received.

He is sending Giese a draft of reforms of the Church, authored by certain cardinals, with commentary by a Lutheran [Johannes Sturm]. He asks for the text to be returned when the opportunity arises.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, BCz, 245, p. 39-42
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