Receipt for 20 Gulden salary to Jonas Justus from the City Council of Erfurt
Jonas, Justus, 1493-1555
This collection consists of a single receipt, on paper, for 20 Gulden which Jonas received as salary from the City Council of Erfurt. Our research has so far been unable to determine just why Jonas was being paid by the City Council. The fact that he uses the word "Zinse" (interest income, or, income from a benefice) suggests that it was for services rendered as a preacher in that City. It is also known that he was considering returning to Erfurt as a preacher after the debacle at Halle. The receipt is signed by Justus Jonas and is dated the 2nd February 1549.
Acquired through the generous subvention of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Yobs, 1994.