Aug. 1, 1332

“Declaration” issued by Archbishop Baldwin of Trier [Present-day Germany; Electorate of Trier]: “We, Baldwin (‘Bald[ewin]’), Archbishop of Trier by the grace of God, declare and promise […] with this letter from us and our successor(s) […] that Walram, Count Simon of Sponheim son, (‘Walramen, greven Symons son von Spanheym’) our nephew, servant and man, […] can buy back the town of Kirchberg and all that belongs to it, including the Jews – […] as well as the 50 Maltern* oats and two meadows of Wytzelstrut for 2,000 Pounds Heller as he did on the day of the sale. […]” [Researcher’s note: *Maltern was an old unit of measurements used for potatoes and grain.]
München, BHStA, Sponheim Urkunden 245, Orig., dt., Perg. (“Munich, Bavarian Main State Archive, [Official] Documents of Sponheim 245, Orig[inal], German, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/25/2017