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Letter #3880

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Tiedemann GIESE]
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-08-05

English register:

Dantiscus is sending back the signed and sealed letter on the matter of their fellow countrymen [the people of Gdańsk]. He fears the letter will give rise to negative comments at the royal court about the involvement of the senders [i.e. Dantiscus and Giese] in the religious and monetary situation in Gdańsk.

In Dantiscus’ opinion, since Giese is not going to the wedding [of Melchior von Kreytzen’s daughter] or sending an envoy, he does not have to send a gift, especially since he was not invited by the betrothed couple in person.

The information that Georg [von Höfen] brought from the Duke [Albrecht I von Hohenzollern-Ansbach] has strengthened Dantiscus’ intention to travel to the wedding, as he has important matters to discuss on site in Königsberg. If Giese has his own concerns to deal with there, Dantiscus offers to mediate.




Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, AAWO, AB, D. 7, f. 93r
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