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Letter #2086

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-03-04

English register:

Dantiscus is pleased with what is said in the letter Giese intends to send the King [Sigismund I] on [Royal Prussia’s] common cause. He also thanks the addressee for informing him of the messenger’s planned expedition to the [royal] court. He is passing on his own letters, among them one to the Dean of Cracow [Samuel Maciejowski] (with a copy for Giese) and one to the Queen [Bona], to whom he is replying on matters relayed to him by Fabian Damerau [Wojanowski]. He reports that the [Ermland] Chapter is voting on accepting Fabian to replace the deceased Henrich [Snellenberg].

Dantiscus is not surprised by what the addressee wrote about “Bone” (Os) [Stanisław Kostka], but he thinks that persuasion from others is at the source of Kostka’s drive to take absolute power.

On the matter of the Kos family, Dantiscus advises that, according to royal orders, after the arguments of both parties are heard at the upcoming [Royal Prussian] Diet, they should be passed on to the King. Dantiscus together with Giese will support the case at the court. He is hopeful about its resolution.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 135-138

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 18
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