Mar. 28, 1568

“Royal Order” of Maximilian II and addressed to the Bohemian Chamber (‘böhmische Kammer’) [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia/House of Habsburg/Holy Roman Empire]: “[…] Since the nearby residing Jews in and around Kutna Hora (‘Kuttenperg’) have so ruined the poor mining folks and craftsmen with their Jewish (com-)petitions/offers (‘Gesuech’), which could potentially cause the devaluation […] of ore and partially silver […]. We no longer wish to see this happen, that is why we order that you should  prohibit all Jews to be [present] in a mining town right away, and if one or the other enters [the town] past this prohibition, they shall be seized and prosecuted. […].”
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