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Letter #2508

Czerwińsk, 1541-11-05

English register:

Jan Lewicki was happy to provide accommodation to Dantiscus’ nephew (nepos) returning from a long journey. He came to him after being refused lodging in Czerwińsk due to restrictions in connection with the plague. He praises the young man’s extraordinary talents, sagacity, moderation and good manners. Lewicki pities Dantiscus for having again fallen out of favour with the King and Queen. He is surprised that despite Dantiscus’ considerable services they believe in the slander being spread by envious people.

He assures him of his unchanging love and devotion.

He is surprised that Dantiscus’ brother Bernard has not visited him yet, despite promises made over two years. He would gladly visit him himself, but does not know if this would please him. He asks Dantiscus to remind Bernard that he promised to help him acquire a large breeding stallion with specific characteristics and colouring.

Since the harvest is very good, Lewicki will be happy to send a large cart of produce if Dantiscus indicates any needs. He will also gladly fulfil any other wishes of his.

            received Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1541-11-16

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, BCz, 1599, p. 57-60
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