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Letter #429

Brussels, 1529-05-23

English register:

De Schepper refutes Dantiscus' complaint that he does not write. He points out that Dantiscus having left the court, now has plenty of time for his friends, while he as a married man has other priorities. He ensured that Dantiscus' brother [Bernhard von Höfen] received a commission as an envoy from the Mechelen court. Yesterday he departed for Germany.

De Schepper sent several letters to Dantiscus through Jean Lallemand, assuming that he still held his position. Now this is no longer the case, he will no longer rely on Lalemand as intermediary. At the moment the messenger [from the court of Margaret of Austria to Spain] should travel in the greatest secrecy. De Schepper wants to be recommended to [Alfonso de] Valdés.

He is not sure what his next commission or destination will be. He confirms his commitment to Dantiscus and condones his unjustified allegations of neglect. De Schepper's wife [Elisabeth Donche] sends her greetings.

            received Barcelona, [1529]-06-06

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, body of the letter in Latin, address in French, autograph, AAWO, AB, D. 3, f. 28
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8241 (TK 3), a.1529, f. 7
3register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 222

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 77, p. 48 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 18) p. 116-117 (in extenso; English register)
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