Dec. 10, 1342

“Privilege” issued by Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and addressed to the city of Hall [Present-day Germany]: “We, Louis, Roman Emperor by the grace of God […] announce publicly and order that we have bestowed great grace upon the people, the Schultheiß*, and the [City] Council together in that we wish that the Jews of Hall, who are already there or who may come there in the future, are to loan the Pound (‘Pfund’) Heller for two Heller per week, and that they are not to request or pressure anyone to give more […] this We command from these [aforementioned] Jews, Our chamber-servants […]” [Researcher’s note: *A Schultheiss/Schultheiß was the head of the municipality in medieval Germany.]
Lünig, Johann Christian: Das Deutschen Reichs-Archiv. Band 13. (Leipzig; 1714); (The German Imperial Archive. Volume 13.) (Leipzig; 1714); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020