Sept. 16, 1338

“Order” of Emperor Louis IV [Kaiser Ludwig der Bayer] [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Frankfurt]: “[… We have] decided and declare that […] Our chamber-servants – the local Jews of Frankfurt – are not permitted to receive any interests from Our beloved Ulrich II. von Hanau, our dear faithful [servant] starting immediately and until St. Martin’s Day and an entire year after that* […] instead, the [Jews] are to content themselves with the repayment of the capital/amount which they have lent to him […]. The Frankfurter Jews are also to refrain from turning to the guarantors […]. Besides, We want that neither the Bailiff, nor the mayor/sheriff (‘Schultheiß’) or the captain […] rule against this order, […]. [Because] whoever does this, should know, that he does it against Our expressed will (“hult und gnad”) […].” [Researcher’s note: *Until November 11, 1339.]
Marburg, StA, O I f Hauau, Finanzen und Zölle 1338 September 16, Orig., dt. Perg. (“City Archive of Marburg, O I f Haunau, Finances and Customs Tariffs 1338 September 16, Orig[inal], German, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/27/2017