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Letter #2000

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Bona Sforza]
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-11-26

English register:

Dantiscus is countering the slander being spread about him in connection with the tax, by sending the Queen a letter from the Council of Royal Prussia to the King [Sigismund I Jagiellon] that was sent from the Graudenz (Grudziądz) Diet. He underlines he has only one vote on the Council, and therefore he cannot be held responsible for collegial decisions. The King’s authority is extremely important to him, but in the face of the Queen’s disfavour he offers his readiness to withdraw from political life and occupy himself solely with diocesan affairs.

Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 107-108
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BNF, Lat.11095, p. 85 (b.p.)
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 232, p. 120
4copy in Latin, 18th-century, B. Ossol., 151/II, f. 113r
5copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 56 (TN), No. 40, p. 277-278

1STARNAWSKI 1995 O listach p. 28-29 (in extenso)
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