Mar. 18, 1421

“Official Announcement” issued by King Sigmund [Present-day Czech Republic; Royal City of Znojmo]: “We, Sigmund, Roman King by the grace of God, and furthermore […] of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia […] acknowledge and announce to all who see or hear or read this letter, […] that we remain in debt to the mayor, the [City] Council, and the citizens of the city of Znojmo, our dear faithful followers, and that we shall pay them 905 Hungarian Gulden which they have lent to us. And in order that We satisfy our debt, we have decided to take/require this money from Our Jews, our chamber-servants, living in the cities of Znojmo, Olomouc, Brunn and the entire land of Maehren […]. That is why We order the Jew[ish money exchanger]s who live in Brunn, Olomouc, and Znojmo and all the other Jews in Our lands of Maehren, […] in seriousness and firmly with this letter, that they pay the aforementioned 905 Gulden […] without any objection if retaining Our grace is of importance to them. If they [Jews] don’t do this, we […] order with this letter the mayors, [City] Councils, and citizens of Brunn, Olomouc, and Znojmo that they should stop and force the Jews who reside in their cities […] to pay the 905 Gulden. […]”
Bondy, Gottlieb and Franz Dworsky: Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien; II 1577-1620 (History of Jews in Bohemia, Maehren, and Silesia; Vol. II 1577-1620); Prague; 1906; p. 912-913; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/11/2017