Delft's mayors decided that the kamerbewaarder would no longer receive 300 g after the death of Leeuwenhoek

Date: 
December 30, 1718

Delft's mayors (burgemeesters) decided that the city court official called the kamerbewaarder would no longer receive 300 g after the death of Leeuwenhoek and Arnold Ramp.

Resolutie ter verbetering van Stads- finantie, d.d. 30 December 1718

Dat na overlijden van Antony Leeuwenhoek en Arnold Ramp, de kamerbewaarder van Schepenen-kamer voortaan niet meer sal toegelegt worden als ƒ 300

Resolution for improving the City's finances, December 30, 1718

That after the deaths of Antony Leeuwenhoek and Arnold Ramp, the kamerbewaarder of the Schepenen-kamer from now on will no longer be f 300.

The mayors were trying to pare their expenses. When they originally continued Leeuwenhoek's stipend, they had no idea that he would live so long!

This decision was based on a prior document dated July 15, 1718.

Document: 

OAD Delft inv. 347, fol. 30v - Kleine ambten en officiën

OAD Delft inv. 16.5, fol. 203 - Resolutieboeken

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