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... and he hopes not to be legally obliged to do so, etc. Having heard address, answer, reply and rejoinder, which consisted of these and many other words, we hand down the following judgement: Once Johann Gutenberg has drawn up his accounts for all earnings and expenditure incurred during the work carried out to their common good, any positive balance should be added to the 800 guilders. But if the accounts show that he [Fust] gave him [Gutenberg] more that 800 guilders which were not used to their ...


Comment by Geldner (lines 47/48)

Comment by Geldner (lines 48-54)