English translation of the medieval German text


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Howsoever with the purpose of avoiding disturbance to the brothers of the monastery, who were still assembled in the chapter house at this time, Jakob Fust sent his messenger to enquire therein whether Johann Gutenberg or anyone of his party was present in the monastery, so that he might assist at the proceedings. In response to this enquiry, the Reverend Henrich Guntheri, parish priest of St. Christophorus in Mainz, Heinrich Keffer and Bechtolff von Hanau, valet and servant to Johann Guttenberg, came into the refectory. Asked by Johann Fust what they were doing here, why they were here, and whether they had power of attorney for Johann Gutten- ...