Jul. 25, 1340

“Mandate” issued by the Imperial City of Rothenburg [Present-day Germany]: “[…] 64) it is also right/lawful and done (determined) that should a Jew allow his claim for a debt in court lapse more than two years, during which [two years] he does not submit a new written claim, he should lose his claim over the main debt and interests, and one is to no longer owe him anything. […]”
Rothenburg o. d. T., StadtA, B 9a, fol. 5r, Orig., dt., Pap. (“Rothenburg over the Tauber City Archive, B 9a, fol. 5r, Orig[inal], German, [on] Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/1/2018