Jan. 10, 1337

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “We, Louis (‘Ludowig’), Roman Emperor by the grace of God, […] announce to all who see, hear, or read this letter that the Jews in Augsburg have [agreed to] relinquish and release the city and citizens of their letters [debts], which they had given as consolation […] and vow not to free/release [a number of named Jews …] until these have done the same.” [Researcher’s note: Experts seem to disagree as to the exact date of this writ. Geiger dates it January 7; while Wiener dates it January 8.]
Urkundenbuch der Stadt Augsburg. Herausgegeben von Dr. Christian Meyer, Archivar der Stadt Augsburg. Erster Band. Die Urkunden von Jahre 1104-1346. (Book-of-writs of the city of Augsburg. Edited/published by Christian Meyer, PhD, Archiver of the City of Augsburg. First volume. Writs/official documents from 1104-1346.) Augsburg; 1874; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020