Dec. 11, 1275

“Order” of King Rudolf I [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Friedberg]: “[…] The Jews are to pay 130 Marks of Cologne Pennies (Kölner Pfennige) annually to the castle garrison (state) (‘Burgmannschaft’) after which We release them from any other monetary contribution of any kind for all times. In the event that any of the Jews die or move out of Friedberg, the burggrave is to consider and discuss the admission of new Jews. These must, [however], possess sufficient financial resources to contribute to the taxes of the castle.  […]. [Researcher’s note: The text determines that this law is to go into effect in three years, since the king had already exempted the Jews from all taxes for three years in a previous ordinance.]
Darmstadt, StA, A 3 Nr. 111/6, Orig., Perg. (Darmstadt, City Archive, a 3 No. 111/6, Original, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 3/21/2017