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Text #671

Royal Prussia's Council to Sigismund I Jagiellon
Löbau (Lubawa) 1539-06-14
English register: <p>The Prussian councillors ask the King to appoint Achatius von Zehmen to the office of castellan of Elbląg, vacated after the death of Ludwik Mortęski, and suggest the promotion of Michał Żelisławski to the office of castellan of Gdańsk, hitherto filled by A. von Zehmen, the promotion of Fabian von Zehmen to the office of chamberlain of Chełmno, hitherto filled by Żelisławski, and also the promotion of Jan Bażyński, son of the Voivode of Malbork and currently chamberlain of Malbork, to the office of chamberlain of Pomerania, hitherto filled by F. von Zehmen.</p> <p>Their supplication is in the form of an open letter corroborated only with their own seals and signatures because they do not have the seal of Royal Prussia when they are not gathered in one place. They are also sending the supplication to the Bishop of Ermland [Ioannes Dantiscus], who will clarify the matter to the King on their behalf in a separate letter.</p>

Manuscript sources:
1copy in Latin, 16th-century, AAWO, AB, D. 68, f. 278v-279r
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