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Letter #5744

Alfonso de VALDÉS to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Palencia, [1527]-09-10

English register:

Valdés regrets his decision to move from Cubillas de Cerrato to Palencia – he doesn’t like the place, he couldn’t find an inn, everyone here is plotting against the old man [Chancellor Gattinara]. He wouldn’t have left so hastily if Dantiscus had been with him in Cubillas. He hasn’t seen the letter to the provost [Balthasar Merklin von Waldkirch]. He is pleased about Dantiscus’s acquaintance with Marliano, he sends his regards. He sends some uncertain news about Genoa; the French have allegedly seized it, he is surprised that the chancellor [Mercurino Gattinara] doesn’t mention this in his letter of September 4 from Barcelona, nor does he inform the emperor. As of the eve of the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Birth [i.e. as of September 7] the chancellor intends to spend 9 days in [the monastery of] Monserrat and then go to the court. [The archbishop] of York [Thomas Wolsey] has signed a strict alliance with the king of France on behalf of his king [Henry VIII], directed against the emperor. Yesterday envoy Borbonius set out to meet the arriving chancellor. He sends his regards to Dantiscus.

            received Paredes de Nava, [1527]-09-10

Manuscript sources:
1copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 222, No. 54, p. 201-202
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 40 (TN), No. 130, p. 561-562
3lost fair copy in Latin, AAWO, AB, D.130, No. 44

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8245 (TK 7), f. 466
2register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 302.44

1BOEHMER 1899 p. 390-391 (in extenso)
2DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 39, p. 32 (reference)
3VALDÉS 1996 Cartas y documentos, No. 29, p. 91-92 (in extenso)
4CEID 2/3 (Letter No. 7) p. 143-146 (in extenso; English register; Polish register)
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