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Re the value of florins in the 17th century:

According to O'Callaghan's History of New Netherland (Volume 1:478), in 1637
a carpenter's day wages were 2 florins per day.  A day laborer's wages at
this time were 1 to 1.10 florins per day.

Walter R. Wheeler


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