Oct. 18, 1299

“Ordinance” of King Albrecht I of Habsburg [Present-day Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland]: “We, King Albrecht [I] of Habsburg […] order the Jews of Dortmund – Our chamber-servants – to obey the Archbishop Wikhold of Cologne in his place of authority […] as we have decided by the common consensus of the princes (‘de communi consensus principum nostrorum’) to give Wikbold the entire city of Dortmund with all the equipment/accessories that are inside and outside of the city, including the Jews. […]”
Köln, HAStadt, Best. 210, U 1/646, Orig., lat., Perg. (“Cologne, Historical Archive of the City, Record 210, U 1/646, Orig[inal], Latin, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/12/2017