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Letter #2165

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Schmolainen (Smolajny), 1539-06-16

English register:

On the previous day, Dantiscus sent the addressee three salmon and a letter received from the Voivode of Marienburg (Malbork) [Georg von Baysen (Jerzy Bażyński)]. As for the division of offices [after Ludwig von Mortangen’s (Ludwik Mortęski’s) death], the Voivode’s advice is the same as Giese’s, wishing Dantiscus to write to the King [Sigismund I Jagiellon] on the matter on behalf of all [the members of the Royal Prussian Council]. However, Dantiscus promises to do so only after [the councillors] mention this to the King in an open letter, so that it is clear this is not his personal initiative but the position of all [the Prussian lords]. He also warns that a delay could be to the advantage of the one [Jan Sokołowski?] who is trying to become a member of the Prussian Council.

The administrator of the Allenstein (Olsztyn) estates [Achatius Trenck], who is on his way to Frauenburg (Frombork), has just arrived. He says he sent a letter to Giese the day before.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 191-194

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 98
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