English translation of the medieval German text


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... had to pay himself, amounting to 250 guilders. Now Johann Gutenberg has never paid him this interest, namely the six percent for the first 800 guilders plus the interest on the further 800 guilders, and he [Fust] has been obliged to pay this interest himself to Jews and Christians alike, also paying a further 56 guilders in good faith which were correctly charged as compound interest, which together with the main debt owed totaled the sum of 2020 guilders, and he therefore demands that this sum be paid with no further loss to himself, etc ...


Comment by Geldner (lines 22-37)