Nov. 26, 1469

“Writ” of Archbishop Adolph II of Nassau [Present-day Germany; Electorate of Mainz]: “We Adolph (‘Adolf’), announce, that our Jews of Mainz […] are to pay us twenty Rhine Gulden annually on the holy-day of the first day of the year in addition to the levy they owe us to a different time of the year […] given in the city of Mainz on Sunday, Saint Elizabeth’s Day […] 1469.” [Researcher’s note: This writ came after the Jews of Mainz had already submitted 50 Rhine Gulden to the Archbishop.]
Diplomatische Geschichte der Juden zu Mainz und dessen Umgebung, mit Berücksichtigung ihres Rechtszustandes in the verschiedenen Epochen. Aus größtenteils ungedruckten Urkunden bearbeitet von K. A. Schaab, b. R. Dr., Vicepräsident des vormaligen Großh. Kreisgerichts zu Mainz, Ritter des Großh. Hessen Ludwigsordens 1r Klasse. (Mainz; 1855); (Diplomatic History of Jew in Mainz and its surroundings, taking into account their legal standing in the various eras. From mostly unpublished documents edited by K. A. Schaab. […] PhD, Vice President of the former Grandd[uchy]’s district court of Mainz, Knight of the Grand Duchy of Hesse’s Ludwig Order of the first class.) Mainz; 1855; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/14/2019