Mar. 9, 1391

Writ issued by Emperor Wenceslaus IV [Present-day Germany]: “We, Wenceslaus [IV] (‘Wenezlaw’), Roman Emperor by the grace of God […] announce with this public letter to all who see, or hear [it] read […] that we have bestowed special grace upon the mayor, council, and citizens of the city of Nordhausen […] in that we completely and irrevocably free and absolve all citizens, co-habitants, […] and subjects of all capital on loans which they have come to owe or have borrowed from the Jews in Nordhausen or from those [Jews] who are settled elsewhere in the empire […] or any other exchange which they may have entered into with Jews […] and no one may sue them or hinder them from this [and Jews are to return any pledges or [debts] they hold against such debt to the borrower …]” [Researcher’s note: The above has been abbreviated to fit the allocated space. The entire text can be found in the cited source.]
Förstemann, Ernst Günther: Geschichte der Stadt Nordhausen. Erste Lieferung, bis zum Jahre 1250. (History of the city Nordhausen. First issue, until the year 1250.); (Nordhause; 1827); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020