Jul. 13, 1529

Mandate, issued by Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Germany and Duke of Württemberg [Present-day Germany]: “Whereas for several years, the Constitution of the Duchy of Württemberg has contained an article which, for the purpose of preventing the exploitation of the common man that would leave him destitute, prohibits the settling of any Jews in the duchy, nor any wandering through it by the same. To this provision, We now add that any of Our subjects who trade or negotiate with Jews shall be punished, as well.”
Walcher, Gustav. Geschichte der Juden in Württemberg in ihrem Verhältnis zum Staat, bis 1806 (History of the Jews in Württemberg in their Relationship to the State, until 1806). Kienzler: Stuttgart, 1852. Page 28. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/17/2020