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Letter #637

Speyer, 1531-06-03

English register:

De Schepper was quite unexpectedly entrusted with a mission for which he is now in Speyer. He thinks this is a good sign, given the desperate situation in which he was before. He could not meet Count Palatine Friedrich [of Wittelsbach] in Heidelberg, as he is in Bohemia. He was occupied with the case of some Brabant citizens. He does not know anything about the Turkish envoy who has arrived at the court of the Emperor [Charles V].

De Schepper will leave Speyer on June 5 for the mission that was entrusted to him. For the rest, he will see in due time. He recommends his wife [Elisabeth Donche] to Dantiscus and asks him to console her during his absence. He hopes the mission will bring him honour.

            received Ghent (Gandavum), [1531]-06-17

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, UUB, H. 154, f. 55

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 342
2register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 30, No. 39

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 133, p. 84 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 29) p. 147-148 (in extenso; English register)
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