Sept. 8, 1557

“Writ” of King Ferdinand I [Kingdom of Bohemia/Habsburg Monarchy; Present-day Austria, Czech Republic, etc.]: “King Ferdinand orders a number of civil servants (‘Landesbeamten’) of the Margravate of Moravia to report (to him) as to why the Moravian [members of the] territorial estates (‘Stände’)* were tolerating the Jews among themselves, because the expulsion (of the Jews) from all the lands of the Bohemian crown would maintain/guarantee the equality among the [other] subjects.” [Researcher’s note: This is a translation of a German summary of the original Czech text both of which can be found in the cited source. *“Landstände or Stände were the various territorial estates or diets in the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages and the Modern Early Period” (Wikipedia).]
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 6/28/2019