Jan. 30, 1540

“Writ” of King Ferdinand I [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “In response to an appeal made by the City Council of Litomerice (‘Leitmeritz’), King Ferdinand repeals an earlier Patent in which he allowed Jews to freely trade with wine on the grounds that such permission would go against the liberties of the aforementioned city.” [Researcher’s note: The document was signed in Prague Castle and refers to an earlier writ issued on May 24, 1539, in which by Ferdinand I permits Jews to purchase and sell wine in the city.]
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 6/13/2019