Aug. 25, 1387

Act, passed by the Swabian League of Cities [Present-day Germany]: “[3] From now on, no businessman shall sign a promissory note with a Jew, nor shall he accept any silver or gold from him, whether it is located in German or foreign lands; and no one shall take any gold or silver from these German lands to a Jew in foreign lands, nor promise such a thing to a Jew.” [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 increasingly assertive 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 567. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/3/2020