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Letter #376

Mercurino Arborio di GATTINARA to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Palencia, 1527-10-07

English register:

Gattinara is surprised at Dantiscus complaining that the emperor forbade him to enter Palencia. He emphasizes that this is not a sign of disfavor but a safeguard against the spreading of the plague. He points out that the same ban was issued to the Portuguese envoy and advises a more rational approach to the matter.

Gattinara confirms that the emperor will leave Palencia the following Thursday [October ..]. He plans to leave the same morning, or a day earlier. He plans to stop for lunch in Palenzuela on Thursday and encourages Dantiscus to come there, too, and continue his journey to Burgos in his company, which will give them the opportunity to discuss everything. He declares there is no one he would rather share his thoughts with than Dantiscus.

He suggests that Dantiscus send someone to Burgos to arrange lodgings.


            received Paredes de Nava, [1527]-10-08

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, author's signature, BCz, 243, p. 69-70

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8245 (TK 7), f. 475

Prints:
1AT 9 (2nd ed.) No. 309, p. 309 (in extenso)
2PAZ Y MELIA 1924, 1925 p. 82 (Spanish translation)
3CEID 2/3 (Supplement Letter No. 80) p. 313-314 (in extenso; English register; Polish register)
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