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Letter #788

Cornelis DE SCHEPPER to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Bruges, 1532-05-14

English register:

De Schepper explains his long silence: he had planned to leave for the imperial court immediately after Easter, but his departure was postponed due to health problems and family matters. Moreover he saw no reason to hasten his departure, because there are no developments at court, and the Emperor [Charles V] is hesitating to make any decisions. A third reason for the postponement of his departure is that he is still trying to get some compensation for the considerable expenses he faced last winter in securing the Duchy of Luxembourg for the Emperor. While pursuing fair compensation demands great efforts, omitting to ask for it will seem arrogant, and is against all reason. Now, however, he is planning to leave within a week, and join his closest friends at court. The Baronet of Montfalconnet [Philibert de la Baume] has already left this same day.

There is no news; the negotiations with the English have not yet led to results and the ambassador Thomas Elyot has left. He conveys his greetings to Dantiscus. De Schepper's wife [Elisabeth Donche] recommend herself to Dantiscus.


            received Regensburg, 1532-05-27

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, UUB, H. 154, f. 86
2register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 30, No. 62

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8247 (TK 9), f. 69

Prints:
1AT 14 No. 240, p. 387-388 (in extenso; Polish register)
2DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 215, p. 145-146 (English register; excerpt)
3CEID 2/2 (Letter No. 44) p. 201-203 (in extenso)
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