Aug. 5, 1335

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “We, Louis (‘Lodevvig’), Roman Emperor by the grace of God […] announce with this public letter, that we have bestowed special grace upon the nobleman Gottfriden von Eppinstein, our dear and loyal […] that he may keep in his city and on the burg/castle of Steinheim ten [settled] Jews and in the valley or burg/castle of Homburg (Hoenberg’) also ten, and in the valley and burg/castle to Eppstein (‘Eppinstein’) also ten […] and to have and enjoy them as it is common until [this privilege] is revoked by us […] and we wish that no one may hinder them in this if they wish to remain in our grace […]”
Senckenberg von, Heinrich Christian: Selecta Iuris et historiarum tum anecdote, tum jam edita, sed Rariora. Quorum Tomus I. Francofurti ad Moenum; MDCCXXXIV. (Selection of laws and of already but rarely issued stories and anecdotes. Volume I.); (Frankfurt a. M.; 1734); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/3/2020