"Servetus lately wrote to me,and coupled with his letter a long volume of his delirious fancies, with the Thrasonic boast,that I should see something astonishing and unheard of. He takes it upon himself to come hither,if it be agreeable to me. But I am unwilling to pledge my word for his safety,for if he shall come, I shall never permit him to depart alive,provided my authority be of any avail. "

Part of Calvins letter to Farel, Geneva 1546