Mar. 9, 1316

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “Louis, the Bavarian (‘Ludwig der Baier’) gives the [city] council and the community of citizens in Worms another one hundred Pound (‘Pfund’) Heller annually in addition to the 300 Pound (‘Pfund’) Heller from the local Jews […] for their (citizen’s) services/aid they have rendered to the empire and for the damage they have suffered because of it until he or his successors redeem these 400 Pound with ten times the amount.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the old original text both of which can be found in the cited source. The original writ is located in the City-Archive of Speyer.]
Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland während des Mittelalters. Bearbeitet von Dr. M. Wiener. Erster Teil. (Regesta regarding the history of Jews in Germany during the Middle Ages. Edited by M[eir] Wiener, PhD. First Part.); Hannover; 1862; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/7/2020