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Letter #790

Bruges, 1532-05-23

English register:

During De Schepper's preparations for his departure, the senex who was Treasurer of Margaret [of Austria] and the Queen [Mary of Hungary], and Secretary of State [i.e. Jan van Marnix] died. De Schepper aspires to the latter function. Through Dantiscus he tries to obtain the support of the Lord of Nassau [Hendrik III]. He has also written to the Comendador of León [Francisco de los Cobos] and asks Dantiscus to intercede with him, with the help of [Alfonso de] Valdés. After his exhausting itinerant existence he longs for a quiet life in his home country, be it without great wealth. Once again he announces his departure for the imperial court.

There is no significant news, except the problems of navigation in the Baltic Sea. De Schepper asks Dantiscus to intercede with the Lord of Praet [Louis of Flanders] in the same way as with the Lord of Nassau and sends the usual greetings from his Bruges family and servants.

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, AAWO, AB, D. 3, f. 74
2register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 262

Auxiliary sources:
1register in German, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8247 (TK 9), f. 71

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 216, p. 146-147 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 45) p. 204-206 (in extenso; English register)
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