May 18, 1387

“Order/Exhortation” of Wenceslaus IV (Wenzel,) of Bohemia [Present-day France]: “We, Wenczlaw, Roman King by the grace of God, […] have previously demanded a sum of money from the Jews – our chamber-servants – in the cities Colmar, Selestat (‘Sletzstat’), and Haguenau (‘Hagenow’) […] and assumed that they would report their numbers [and pay accordingly] as the Jews in the Imperial cities of Swabia do. However, the Jews have refused to comply with our demands and orders […] and have not wanted to obey us [… therefore we] have ordered the aforementioned bailiffs (‘Landvogten’) Dietrichen and Luczen that they shall announce and enforce these [demands…]” [Researcher’s note:  The original document can be found in the State Archives of Strasbourg – Str. St. A. AA 107 n. 37. Or. Ch. Lit. cl.]
Urkundenbuch der Stadt Strassburg. Sechster Band. Politische Urkunden von 1381-1400 bearbeitet von Johannes Fritz. (Strassburg; 1899); (Official Documents of the City of Strasbourg. Sixth volume. Political documents from 1381-1400 edited by Johann Fritz. (Strasbourg; 1899); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/15/2013 ADD PAGE #