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Letter #640

Regensburg, 1531-06-11

English register:

Yesterday night De Schepper arrived in Regensburg. He was informed by Captain of the city Christophorus Plarrer that the King of the Romans [Ferdinand] is in Prague. A conference held in Transylvania is being attended by Hieronim Łaski and Lodovico Gritti – envoys of the Polish King [Sigismund I] and of the Voivode [John Zápolya] - and Wilhelm von Rogendorf. De Schepper would like to be there, as far as his other assignments, which are of equal importance, allow it. For this, he depends upon the instructions of the King [Ferdinand].

The truce lasts until May 1. Meanwhile the Turks are preparing for war, while on their own side defeatism reigns.

He will write more extensively from Prague. He will leave immediately after hearing mass. He wants to cover the distance of 26 miles to Prague in two days, travelling on horseback. He sends greetings to [Alfonso de] Valdés and the Margrave [Johann Albrecht of Brandenburg].

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

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, UUB, H. 154, f. 57
2register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 30, No. 41

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 346

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 136, p. 84 (English register)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 31) p. 151-153 (in extenso; English register)
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