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Letter #327

Puente Duero, 1527-02-23

English register:

De Schepper explains why Dantiscus' messenger stayed with him overnight. De Schepper is seizing the opportunity to send another message to Dantiscus. Because of the speed with which the messenger covered the distance through the woods he is compared to Acteon and Orion.

The Chancellor [Mercurino Gattinara] is terribly upset by the conflict between the German and Spanish troops. De Schepper is having a lot of trouble reassuring him. Therefore it makes no sense to submit Dantiscus' case to him at the moment. De Schepper has described the situation in Italy in his letter of the day before [letter No. 4]. He promises to communicate any further news as soon as possible.

He recommends himself to the Bishop-Elect of Constance [Balthasar Merklin von Waldkirch] and to the Count [Johann II of Montfort-Rothenfels].

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, AAWO, AB, D. 3, f. 12
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8241 (TK 3), a. 1527, f. 8r-v

Auxiliary sources:
1register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 209

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 28, p. 28 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 5) p. 62-63 (in extenso; English register)
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