Jun. 18, 1540

“Order” of King Ferdinand I addressed to the Bohemian Chamber [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “Strong/hardworking, earnest, and dear loyal subjects. As it has been reported to us, that our Jewish community in Prague […] have not agreed to pay more than one thousand Gulden […] we order with all seriousness [herewith] that you shall press the eldest of the Jewry in all seriousness and negotiate with them on our behalf so that they give to the already approved 1000 Gulden another 1000 Gulden […] Should they refuse to do this, we will be forced to take further action against them […]”
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 6/15/2019