1548, March 12
King Christian III of Denmark to Christoffer Hvidtfeldt: has recently allowed citizens of Bergen to trade in the Faroes, but now Thomas Koppen from Hamburg has complained that due to the bad last year, he has a lot of outstanding debts on the islands, which he fears he cannot collect if Bergen citizens are trading there as well. Therefore, it is requested that they will not trade there until Koppen has collected his outstanding debts.
Created for and published on the HANSdoc website of the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, by Bart Holterman in the context of the research project Between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea: interdisciplinary Studies of the Hanse. Licensed CC BY.
Danske Kancelli, Tegnelser over alle Lande II, ff. 243v-244r
Norwegian summary in Norske Rigs-Registranter, copied with Faroese summary in Evensen, Savn til Føroyinga sögu no. 58.