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Letter #708

Luxembourg, 1531-11-05

English register:

Eight days ago De Schepper sent a letter to Dantiscus [letter No. 36]. He is tired of waiting for a reply to his frequent letters to the Emperor [Charles V]. He has repeatedly warned the Emperor that a decision on the governorship of Luxembourg is urgently needed because the Duchy is threatened by its neighbours. De Schepper will wait until the feast of St. Martin, and if there is still no answer, he will leave for Brussels and discuss the matter with the Emperor. He will arrive there around November 15.

His collaborator Lieven [Algoet] wants to be employed in the household of the Queen [Mary of Hungary]. De Schepper recommends him and asks Dantiscus to use his influence at court to obtain a job for him.

He encloses a letter for his wife [Elisabeth Donche], which can be delivered by Dantiscus' servant Michiel [De Vriendt].

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, AAWO, AB, D. 3, f. 57
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8242 (TK 4), a.1531, f. 91
3register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 248

Auxiliary sources:
1register in German, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 434

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 175, p. 112-113 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 37) p. 169-171 (in extenso; English register)
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