Feb. 18, 1559

“Writ” of Ferdinand I addressed to the Archduke Ferdinand [Kingdom of Bohemia/Habsburg Monarchy/Holy Roman Empire; Present-day Austria, Czech Republic, etc.]: “[Emperor Ferdinand] permits the Jewry to leave behind eight or ten procurators after their departure […] so that these (procurators) can collect any outstanding debt, sell their houses, and properly settle any other trade [agreement] for them, but [that they are not] to be found present in the lands of the Bohemian crown after the specified time.” [Researcher’s note: This is a translation of a German summary of the original long, old German text both of which can be found in the cited source. It was drafted and signed in Augsburg.]
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 7/1/2019