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Letter #417

Alfonso de VALDÉS to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Toledo, 1528-12-25

English register:

Valdés reproaches Dantiscus for leaving without saying goodbye. He was consoled somewhat by the letter, and especially by the attached epigram. Despite his sadness at their parting, he is happy that Dantiscus could finally return to his homeland as he had longed to do. Valdés promises he will always feel a spiritual connection with his friend and be happy to serve him or his superiors if anything needs to be done at the imperial court. He reassures Dantiscus, who was worried that the emperor only gave him an oral endowment. The document confirming the rank granted to Dantiscus upon his departure will be issued as soon as the chancellor [Mercurino Gattinara] returns and makes the seals avaliable.

Manuscript sources:
1copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 222, No. 49, p. 192 (t.p.)
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 42 (TN), p. 437 - 438

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 36

1AT 10 No. 472, p. 453 (in extenso)
2VALDÉS 1996 Cartas y documentos, No. 50, p. 125 (in extenso)
3CEID 2/3 (Letter No. 27) p. 189-190 (in extenso; English register; Polish register)
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