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Letter #1939

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-10-10

English register:

Dantiscus takes it upon himself to deal with the banker [Georg Hegel] and get him to come to his senses. He is just sending a messenger to the royal court. As soon as the man returns, he will send Giese his dues.

The tailor will hand Giese the constitutions of the [Royal Prussian] Diet in Thorn (Toruń) and a cope delivered to Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński) by mistake.

Dantiscus would be willing to fulfil Giese’s request regarding the Guttstadt (Dobre Miasto) canonry, but he has already given it to his own chaplain.

He sends back [Paul Speratus’] poem, which he considers to be of very poor quality.

The letter of appointment to the office of sword-bearer [for Felix von Allen (von Malden, Mełdzyński)] has not reached Dantiscus. He suggests approaching the scribes of the royal chancellery on the matter. He promises to mention it to the dean of Cracow [Samuel Maciejowski], taking the opportunity to give Giese’s regards to him and [Nikolaus (Mikołaj)] Nibschitz (Nipszyc).

Dantiscus assures Giese he is not as gullible as some people suggest.

            received 1538-10-11

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 79-82
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