Stadtarchiv Nürnberg, E29/IV, 589
Hans VI, Berthold IV and Anton II Tucher from Nuremberg to Lorenz I Tucher in Zurich, 27.6.1478
While Lorenz still held his post as canon in Zurich, he was elected by the imperial city’s council against the will of the bishop of Bamberg to the vacant position as provost of the city parish church of St. Lorenz in 1478. As a result, he was to become one of the most important clergymen of Nuremberg.
His relatives Anton II, Berthold IV and Hans VI immediately sent him a letter from Nuremberg. After reports of deaths among his relatives, they told him of his election; they had provisionally accepted the position for him and were administering it for him until he could come. Since Lorenz did not have a lawyer in Nuremberg, he was to return immediately. Safety tips for the dangerous journey home follow: Lorenz should make use of the escort. They would send one or two soldiers to meet him as far as Ulm, but he was to say nothing about the purpose of the journey. Half a day’s journey before his arrival he was to send a messenger so that he could be told what to do about riding in. – On 8 July 1478 Lorenz was able to take up his new post.