Apr. 26, 1331

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “Louis, the Bavarian confirms to the Vogt* of Gera, the old, and his heirs [that they are entitled to] all of their fortresses, Jews, tolls, coins, and escorts/protections [fees].” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text which can be found in Oefele’s Rerum Boicarum Scriptores (Volume I). *A Vogt, an advocatus, was an office-holder/lay lords in the Holy Roman Empire. The Vogts of Gera were an important nobility in the Middle Ages.]
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 7/20/2020