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Letter #2109

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-03-15

English register:

Dantiscus proposes that all the [Prussian] lords confer and provide a joint reply to the letter he has received from the Duke [Albrecht I von Hohenzollern-Ansbach]. Among other things, in this letter Albrecht questions the justifiability of grain being held [in Gdańsk] and declares he will not let any [Polish] ship carrying grain leave his port [in Königsberg]. Knowing that Giese has received a similar letter from Albrecht, Dantiscus does not quote the other matters discussed in the letter. He will send a copy of [the Duke’s] letter to the [councils] of Gdańsk and Elbing, and enjoins Giese to notify the Thorn Town Council.

He would like to manage the matter in such a way that the Duke does not have to send envoys to the next [Royal Prussian] Diet and that they will not be forced to conclude new treaties with him, something the Duke is demanding separately of Dantiscus.

            received 1539-03-16

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 143-146
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 24
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