Mar. 20, 1334

“Order” issued by Emperor Louis IV (Ludwig, the Bavarian) [Present-day Germany]: “We, Ludwig […] announce to all […] – may they be citizens or other folks – that they have to vouch for the pennies which the Jews of Rothenburg are to submit to Us or anyone to whom We have pledged them […] and that they (citizens or other folks) may take over the mobile or immobile goods of the Jews without penalty to make up for this obligation. If the Jews do not agree/want to release the guarantors of their guarantee, the latter (citizens and other folks) may assume/take away the goods/properties of the Jews in the amount of their guarantee to cancel out their obligation […].”
Nürnberg, StA, Reichsstadt Rothenburg, MA U 183, Orig., dt., Perg. (“Nuremberg City Archive, Imperial City [of] Rothenburg, MA U 183, orig[inal], German, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/28/2018