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Charlemagne granted this charter to the monastery of Fulda on January 7, 777.  In it he granted the monastery that had been founded by the Anglo-Saxon missionary to German lands, Saint Boniface,  in 744 the royal lands of Hammelburg, Eschenbach, Diebach, and Erthal.  The notary Wigbald wrote the charter, and he wrote it in the cursive script used by the Merovingians.  Click on a hotspot on the first two lines of the charter for a closer look at the script.

Munich, Bayerische Hauptstaatsarchiv, Kaiserselekt 1