Apr. 22, 1517

“Writ” of the Lords of Sebastian and Peter of Veitmile/Weitmühl* [Present-day Czech Republic]: “We, Sebastian and Peter, Lords of Weitmühle* and Chomutov announce with this our public letter for us and all of our heirs/successors, heiresses and progeny, lords of Chomutov […] who hear or read this [on the urging of honorable and wise mayor and [city] council and the entire community in the city of Chomutov … who have tolerated the Jews for so long and have so greatly suffered at their hands …] that no Jew shall now or forever settle in the city and live among them; nor shall they pursue any trade, a business or a craft in or near the city […]” [Researcher’s note: The Veimile/Weitmühle were nobility ruling certain legally leased land which they had been obtained from King Vladislaus II.]
Zur Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien von 906 bis 1620. Herausgegeben von Gottlieb Bondy, em. Präsidenten der Handels- und Gewerbekammer in Prag. Zur Herausgabe vorbereitet und ergänzt von Franz Dworsky, em. Director des Landesarchivs des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 906 bis 1576. (Prag; 1906); (Regarding the history of Jews in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from 906 to 1620. Published by Gottlieb Bondy, fo[rmer] President of the Trade and Commerce and Industry in Prague. Prepared for publication and supplemented by Franz Dworsky, fo[rmer] Director of the National Archives of the Kingdom of Bohemia. I. 906 to 1576.) (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/6/2019