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Letter #2001

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Sigismund I Jagiellon]
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-11-26

English register:

Dantiscus has received a letter from the King [Sigismund I Jagiellon]. He sent the letters addressed to the Royal Prussian voivodes immediately to the Bishop of Kulm (Chełmno) [Tiedemann Giese]. He promises to spare no effort to fulfil the King’s will.

Dantiscus denies the accusations put forward against him [in Queen Bona’s letter], that he decided by himself that the tax money should be kept at the Thorn (Toruń) Town Hall. He reminds the King of the relevant letter of the [Royal Prussian] Council dated 9 October 1537. As the first senator, he is sometimes forced to pass the Council’s collegial decisions on to the King. He gives assurances of his respect for royal authority and rank.

Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 107 (t.p.)
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BNF, Lat.11095, p. 85 (t.p.)
3copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 232, p. 119-120
4copy in Latin, 18th-century, B. Ossol., 151/II, f. 112v-113r
5copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 56 (TN), No. 39, p. 275-276
6register with excerpt in Latin, Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1538, f. 47

1STARNAWSKI 1995 O listach p. 27-28 (in extenso)
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