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Letter #1981

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-11-11

English register:

Dantiscus thanks Giese for the young goats (capreoli) he sent. He would be greatly pleased if Giese came in person to his sister’s [Ursula von Höfen’s] wedding, but he accepts his excuse and thanks him for his news.

He informs Giese of the arrival of a messenger from [Samuel] Maciejowski, Dean of Cracow. He brought news of the King’s [Sigismund I Jagiellon’s] good health. Dantiscus has also received news of the Turkish fleet being surrounded by the combined fleets of the Pope [Paul III], the Emperor [Charles V of Habsburg], Venice and [Genoa] under the command of Andrea Doria. Services of supplication for victory are being held in Italy.

Presently, as soon as his own messenger returns from Cracow, Dantiscus will send back Maciejowski’s messenger. Giese can use him to pass on his own correspondence. In Dantiscus’ view, the matters outlined in the letter from the Castellan [Achatius von Zehmen (Achacy Cema)] have already been dealt with according to Giese’s advice. Dantiscus’ messenger will most likely bring the relevant royal letter.

Giese will find an exact copy of the oath taken by Dantiscus in his own bull. Just in case, though, Dantiscus will ask advice on the matter from certain bishops of the Kingdom.

            received 1538-11-13

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, BCz, 245, p. 95-98
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