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Letter #2163

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-06-13

English register:

Dantiscus thinks that fearing how the [open] letter [of the Prussian councillors on changing the place and time of the Prussian assembly] will be received at the court should not affect their actions. He also does not doubt that the King [Sigismund I Jagiellon] will make the right decision.

He is sending the reply from the people of Gdańsk. He asks Giese to remind them in a friendly way not to write (together with the other towns) too sharply [to the King].

Dantiscus agrees with Giese’s opinion as to the succession following the death of the Castellan of Elbing [Ludwig von Mortangen]. He asks him to share it with the other lords [councillors]. In Dantiscus’ view, it is worth raising the issue in the open letter [from the Prussian councillors to the King]. He will describe the matter more extensively in his own letter.

As regards Giese’s subject, [Jakob] Glasnotzki, Dantiscus is transferring to the addressee all the powers he himself previously held on the basis of Glasnotzki’s will.

Dantiscus recommends that Giese not take to heart the anger [of the King’s envoy to the Prussian assembly, Paweł Płotowski, caused by the assembly’s cancellation]. Replying to [Płotowski’s] question, he has informed him that the senators are still discussing it, but the assembly will not be held sooner than St. Michael’s Day [29 September].


            received 1539-06-14

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 187-190

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 95
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