Nov. 25, 1328

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day France]: “We, Louis, Roman Emperor by the grace of God […] announce to all who see or hear [or] read this letter that we pledge to Ulrich, the Landgrave of Alsace, our dear loyal [subject for his aid in Lombardy and on German lands …] and his heirs/successors the Jews in Sélestat (‘Schletzstatt’) and their taxes with all of their use and rights […] for 1000 Mark silver […] until we or one of our successors redeems them (Jews) back for the [same] aforementioned 1000 Mark silver […]”
Jo. Dan. Schoepflini Alsatia Periodi Regum et Imperatum Habsburgicae, Lucelburgicae, Austriacae Tantemque Gallicae Dimplomatic. (Mannhemii; MDCCLXXV); (Jean Daniel Schoepflini’s study of documents/writs of the period of the kings and emperors of Habsburg, Lutzelbourg, Austria [and] finally Galicia.); (Mannheim; 1775); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/20/2020