Dec. 10, 1299

“Royal Deed” of King Albrecht I [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Mainz]: “We, King Albrecht […] extend our favor/benevolence to all of the Jews – Our chamber-servants – in the Roman Kingdom/Empire […]. For the sake of justice and Our grace, no Jew – individually and collectively – shall demand interests – for any reason whatsoever – from Our beloved prince and godfather Archbishop Gerhard of Eppstein for any amount [of money] he owes [to them], but to be content with the repayment of only the borrowed sum/amount. In case the Jews do not obey this order, they should know that they shall find no audience (be heard) by either the judges in Our kingdom or Ourselves in this matter. […]”
Wiesbaden, HStA, Abt. 22 U 385, Orig., lat., Perg. (“Wiesbaden, Main State Archive, Dept. 22 U 385, Orig[inal], Latin, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/18/2017