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Letter #684

Cornelis DE SCHEPPER to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Luxembourg, 1531-09-18

English register:

De Schepper and his colleague are blocked at the castle of Luxembourg. They are waiting for instructions from the Emperor [Charles V] concerning to whom to transfer command of the fortress. In town the plague increases, but in the castle, high on a rock, they are spared as yet.

De Schepper dispels boredom by reading and writing poems. He asks Dantiscus to write to him, and inform him when he is leaving [with the court for the Diet in Speyer]. Although Speyer is just 24 miles away, De Schepper must return to Brabant first. In his correspondence with Poland Dantiscus should convey a message to the Castellan of Cracow [Krzysztof Szydłowiecki]. De Schepper sends greetings to Gemma [Frisius].


            received Brussels, [1531]-09-23

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, UUB, H. 154, f. 72
2register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 30, No. 53

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 404

Prints:
1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 161, p. 97 (English register; excerpt)
2CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 33) p. 157-159 (in extenso; English register)
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