Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 23, To John Huss

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For other English-language translations of this work, see Letter of John of Chlum to John Hus (2).



[Huss is informed of several circumstances by his friends.]

Dearest friend,—Learn that your acts and the truth have never been more the objects of secret and unjustifiable snares than at present; however, your affair is postponed in consequence of a train of incidents that have occurred, and which were not in any way connected with it.

All your friends, and particularly Christian, are most attentive to the good widow, as to a second Sareptan.[2]

A bit of triangular paper has fallen into the hands of your enemies: it has been the subject of a denunciation; and the informations were lodged so promptly, that it was impossible to prevent the act.

The Doctor of Bibrach has been demanding, by what means, and by what occasion, he can write to you: the conclusion that has been drawn, is, that he is negligent about doing so. Write, I pray you, a few words of consolation for your most attached friends.

  1. Hist. et Monum. Johann. Huss, Epist. 1.
  2. This is the person who received John Huss into her house at Constance.