Jan. 16, 1324

“Privilege”* mentioned in the first Oath Book of the Council of the City of Cologne [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Cologne]: “[…] The Council of the city of Cologne, shall do everything in its power to ensure that the Jews of Cologne receive a letter of protection from the chapter of the Stift (‘Domkapital’), by which the corresponding letters/decisions of the Council and Archbishop Henry [II. von Virneburg] regarding the Jews are confirmed. On receipt of such letter/document, the Jews are obliged – in friendship and in love – and for the efforts of the Council, to pay 300 Marks of Cologne Pagaments** to the Council and the city. […]” [Researcher’s note: *Privilege were basically special laws. **Pagaments were a form of Gulden, which were basically gold coins.]
Quellen zur Geschichte der Stadt Köln 4, Nr. 123, S. 107 f.; Zwei Cölner Eidbücher, S. 64-66. (Sources on the History of the City of Cologne 4, No. 123, p. 107 f.; Two Oath Books of Cologne, p. 64-66); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/22/2017