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F1-13. Privilege of Grand Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis of Lithuania to Vilnius inhabitants

Trakai, 1432 09 23
Grand Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis of Lithuania exempts Polish and Russian inhabitants of Vilnius from customs duties and other levies in the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Luck, Kiev, Podolia, Smolensk, Brest, Navagrudak, Minsk, Kaunas etc.
The attached seal is torn away; a string of light cherry thread remains.
Ruthenian; 1 f.; 19,3x35,7+7,5 cm; Text: 8,5x25,5 cm; 11 rows. The parchment darkened, is spotty, with some marks of crease. A strip of white paper is glued on the parchment in the middle of the upper margin.  The first letter of the intitulatio is enlarged. 
The label of Vilnius Public Library is on the reverse of the parchment.
Related documents: F1–16, F5–2
References: ZPP, p.5; SDGA, t.1, p.2, nr.2; Daniłowicz, t.2, p.140, nr.1624; ORO, t.3, p.2, nr.13; Jasas, p.30, nr.35.  

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