I was reading some 19th century minutes in the UK where it says

2 shillings to be paid by each e"e

This is from minutes documenting the regulations of a religious congregation.

What could e"e mean?

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    I once worked at a company that did a bunch of HR-related business, and they frequently shortened "employee" to "ee" and "employer" to "er". Commented Jun 7 at 12:45
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    The above may well be correct, but can you provide a link, image, or reference? (My first thought in such cases is always "OCR error").
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jun 7 at 13:15
  • @StuartF It's handwritten and I am not allowed to take photographs. I will check if there actually were any employees.
    – Simd
    Commented Jun 7 at 13:25
  • Can we see some context, with a sentence before and after? Could help to know which e"e would be paying 2 shillings. It's common for jargon to use abbreviations. Commented Jun 7 at 13:53
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    You might get a better answer if you provide more context about what was being discussed in the minutes. Commented Jun 7 at 17:35


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