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Letter #6682

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Ermland (Warmia) Chapter
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-06-03

English register:

Dantiscus reports that he has acceded to the canons’ request regarding the liberated peasant, but he is surprised that they are turning so many peasants into merchants. He is afraid the administrators of Mehlsack employ such people for trade, which is a disgrace for the clergy and the Church. He orders that the chapter spare no effort to prevent these inappropriate actions, especially in view of the information that Alexander Sculteti recently dispatched several carts loaded with flax from his home.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, RA, Extranea, Polen, vol. 148, f. 4-5

1PROWE 1853 p. 26 (in extenso, address not published)
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