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Letter #330

Fraga, 1527-04-12

English register:

De Schepper reassures Dantiscus that he is looking after the Chancellor [Mercurino Gattinara] during the journey. He caught up with the Chancellor [who left court for Italy at the end of March]. The Chancellor is generally lauded by the Spanish and their confidence in him is so great that some even blame De Schepper for advising his journey to Italy.

De Schepper comments on political and diplomatic issues, and on the career of some persons at the imperial court.

They have been in Zaragoza and they have now reached the place that witnessed the Battle of Lerida which took place between the armies of Caesar and Pompey. They will celebrate Palm Sunday in Lerida, from where De Schepper will write a more copious letter.

He asks Dantiscus to keep him informed about the situation at court.

            received Valladolid, [1527]-04-28

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, BCz, 243, p. 75-76

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8245 (TK 7), f. 432

1AT 9 (2nd ed.) No. 123, p. 126-127 (in extenso)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 6) p. 64-66 (in extenso; English register)
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