Dec. 6, 1286

“Order” issued by King Rudolf I [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Frankfurt and Wetterau]: “We Rudolf, king of the Romans by the grace of God, […] confirm Our comprehensive claim over the Jews who are to be considered as servants of the royal chamber and of the Princes and Lords [of the Empire] who have received the former from Us as fiefs – especially the fugitives. We transfer the unrestricted authority over the legacy/estates (Hinterlassenschaft) of the Jews who have fled [the cities of] Speyer, Worms, Oppenheim, Mainz and Wetternau, to the Our most dear and venerable Archbishop H[enry] II of Mainz and Duke E[berhart] I of Katzenelnborgen. […]” [Researcher’s note: This document was issued and signed in the city of Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate.]
Würzburg, StA, Mainzer Urkunden 3441, Orig., lat., Perg. (Würzburg, City Archive, Official Records of Mainz 3441, Original, Latin, [on] Parchment Paper); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/28/2017