English translation of the medieval German text


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... hand, that everything contained in the written summary of the verdict which he then handed to me was entirely true and proper, so help him God and all the Saints. The precise wording of this affidavit is as follows: I, Johannes Fust, have borrowed in my own name 1550 guilders which were then handed over to Johann Gutenberg and which were to be spent on our common undertaking, on which I have paid interest and compound interest, some of which is still outstanding to this day. For every 100 guilders I have loaned, ...


Comment by Geldner (lines 56-65)