Jul. 26, 1330

“Official Announcement” of Emperor Louis IV (the Bavarian) [Present-day Germany; Holy Roman Empire]: “We, Louis (‘Ludowig’), Roman Emperor by the grace of God, […] announce to all who see, hear or read this letter, that we are lending 24 Jews along with all their uses (benefits), rights and services to the nobleman Count William of Katzenlnbogen (‘Wilhalme graven von Chatzenellenbogen’) our dear faithful and his heir to keep in their cities, […] or anywhere [they please] within their domain […] The above we certify with this letter and Our Imperial seal. […]”
Marburg, StA, Urk. 54, Nr. 217, Orig. (A), dt., Perg., Darmstadt, StA, A 14, Nr. 476 (Fotokipie); (“Marburg, City Archive, [Official] Document 54, No. 217, Orig[inal] (A), German, [on] Parchment Paper; Darmstadt, City Archive, A 14, No. 476 (Photo-Copy)”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/23/2017