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F1-1. Confirmation letter by Bishop Benedict of Poznan to the Order of St. John

s.l., [Between 1187 and 1193]
Bishop Benedict of Poznan confirms the right of the Order of the Hospital [of St. John] of Jerusalem to manage the shelter of St. Michael’s Church in Poznan, donated by Duke Mescho of Poland, and to use the tithes from [villages of] the Kostrzyn province, donated by Bishop Radovanus of Poznan, for the maintenance of the shelter; and also donates St. Michael’s Church and all its tithes to the Order of St. John.
The attached seal is missing, except for the holes cut for the attachment of the seal.
Latin; 1 f.; 20x25,6+2 cm; Text: 17,5x23,7 cm; 18 rows. The parchment is yellowish, with marks of crease and some decay along the folds. On the bottom right corner there are two cuts. Ink faded in places.   
The label of Vilnius Public Library is on the reverse of the parchment.
Related documents: F1–2, F1–3, F1–4, F1–5, F1–6, F1–7, F1–8, F1–9
References: KDW, t.1, p.34–35, nr.29; ORO, t.3, p.1, nr.1; ISS, p.237–238, nr.1; Jasas, p.19, nr.1  

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