Thomas Platter and the Educational Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century

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CHAPTER VIII
THE FIRST KAPPEL WAR--JUNE, 1529

I REMAINED then with my red rope-maker until they went for the first time against the Five Places. My master was also called out. Then he wished to close the shop until he returned again. I thought that I would like to go with him, especially since they would go towards Kappel, where I formerly had taught Hebrew to the pastor of Matmansetten, and where all the accommodations were known to me; and carry my master's armour over the Schafmat and even as far as to Matmanstetten. There was the captain, squire, Balthasar Hildebrand, with his lieutenant, Fandrick, and others, assigned to him by the council in the preacher's house. There I was known. They served wine: the leaders from Basel with their people were there and in the next village: on one day, I think it was St. John's evening, our captain went to the Zurichers towards Kappel. For they had for some days treated of peace, but it was not yet concluded up to one that afternoon. Then we heard fearful shooting, the small cannons were being shot off, and our captain ordered that they should permit the people to with-

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