Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 51, To his Friends
TO HIS FRIENDS.
[He returns them thanks for their kindness.]
May God be with you, and grant you every felicity, for the kindness yon have heaped on me. Suffer not the Seignior John, my best friend, my other self, to expose himself to peril for my sake. I ask this of you, of you, Seignior Peter, in particular, in the name of the Lord. Lastly, I conjure you to live according to God’s word, and obey his precepts, as I have taught you to do. Render thanks to his Royal Majesty for all the benefits that I have received from him.
Salute for me your families and my other friends, whom I cannot name here individually. I pray to God for you; pray to him for me, to that great God, near whom, with his aid, we shall all yet arrive. Amen.
I think that I shall have to suffer for the word of God. But you will not, I conjure you in his name, permit his ministers and saints to be rigorously treated.
John Huss, in hope, servant of God.
P.S.—Peter, my very dear friend, keep, in remembrance of me, my fur cloak. Seignior Henry, may you live in health with your wife. I thank you for your kindness: may God heap his riches upon you.
- Hist. et. Monum. Johann. Huss, Epist. xxiv.
- Peter Maldoniewitz, surnamed the Notary.