Apr. 11, 1567

“Order” issued by Emperor Maximilian II and addressed to the Bohemian Chamber (‘böhmische Kammer’) [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia/House of Habsburg/Holy Roman Empire]:“[…] Finally, in matters regarding the living conditions/upkeep (‘Unterhaltung’) of baptized Jews, it is our gracious order that you should submit your obedient report, council, and opinion as to whether he (they) has turned to studying or whether to expect anything terrible of him (them). And so it shall be as per our gracious will and opinion. Given in Our royal Prague Castle on April 14 […].”
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 Landesarchives des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 1577 bis 1620. (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. 1577 to 1620.) (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/22/2019