Jun. 12, 1385

“On the Repayment of Jew-Debts,” enacted by the Swabian League of Cities [Present-day Germany]: “1. If someone borrows money from the Jews within a year of this agreement with our king, the borrower shall pay back the capital only, and all interest shall be waived. 2. If the money was borrowed before this agreement, capital and interest shall be added, and the borrower shall pay back only three quarters of the resulting sum.” [Researcher’s note: The Swabian League of Cities (German: Schwäbischer Städtebund) was an alliance between free imperial cities in and around the area now defined as south-western Germany. Its objective was the maintenance of the privileges, rights, and freedoms of its members, and it therefore also opposed the territorial ambitions of surrounding states within the Holy Roman Empire, such as Bavaria, Württemberg, and Austria.]
Historical Commission of the Royal Academy of Sciences (Ed.). Deutsche Reichstagakten (Erster Band) [Documents of the German Imperial Diet (Volume 1)]. Cotta: Munich, 1867. Page 492. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/29/2020