Decyphering this handwritten antique French legal document/curio
January 31, 2014 10:39 PM Subscribe
I need some help in translating further a curio I purchased recently - a short handwritten legal document (approx. 100 words) from Toulouse France, dated year 1672. My paid help has given up, so I am appealing to you!
posted by 2ears1mouth0brain to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Scans of the actual document, plus the translation effort so far, can be found on my webpage:
The absolute latest translation text is found in italics immediately preceding the large picture. (Adding English text to that picture in GIMP is a chore, so I don't do it often.) My webpage shows all the information I have, but I will add the last 2 lines might
refer either to "double copies" or to "double payment" as in double-or-nothing. Just a guess, tho.
I will try to update my webpage in a timely manner. All input is welcome!