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Letter #639

Cornelis DE SCHEPPER to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Donauwörth, 1531-06-09

English register:

De Schepper has arrived in Donauwörth, from where he will travel to Regensburg along the river. In Regensburg, he should buy horses to travel to Silesia, where King [Ferdinand] is said to be staying. He is not looking forward to this part of the journey. He finds comfort in the book of Ecclesiastes that he received as a present from Dantiscus. He is uncertain about the future, but the first part of his mission is already a success. He relies on his zeal and his efficiency to achieve a successful result for the Emperor [Charles V].

He has not been able to meet Count Palatine Friedrich [of Wittelsbach], but he keeps trying. He will take care of the letter and the other things entrusted to him. Meanwhile he recommends himself and his wife [Elisabeth Donche] to Dantiscus and asks that he may be of service to someone (huic homini). In the postscript he entrusts his wife to the care of Dantiscus.


            received Ghent (Gandavum), [1531]-06-30

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, UUB, H. 154, f. 56

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 344
2register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 30, No. 40

Prints:
1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 134, p. 84 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 30) p. 149-150 (in extenso; English register)
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