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Letter #2143

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-04-29

English register:

Dantiscus greets the addressee effusively and apologises profusely for rashly including excuses in his last letter for having signed it in a different place than usual. He did not foresee that Giese would interpret this as a reproach against himself, and that this worry would exacerbate his illness.

Dantiscus is not surprised that the Voivode of Kulm [Johann von Lusian] has changed his mind on the matter of the [Prussian] assembly, as he is familiar with his fickleness.

Through the King’s valet, who delivered the call to the assembly, Dantiscus has written to the voivodes and castellans and to the Gdańsk Town Council and the Elbing Town Council, telling them that if the plague continues in Marienburg, they should wait for the King’s reply to his own letter on the matter of [changing the time and place of] the [Prussian] assembly.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 179-182
2office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, AAWO, AB, D. 6, f. 36r

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 65
2register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 332
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