Aug. 16, 1571

“Order” of Emperor Maximilian II [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia/House of Habsburg/Holy Roman Empire]: “Highborn, […], honorable, dear, faithfuls. We have heard and taken into consideration your obedient report and council regarding the Jews of Kolin […] and since a previously issued mandate prohibits all Jews to be [present] in mining-towns their plea [to be allowed] the city of Kolin to collect on their debt […] is not granted and the previous prohibition is herewith upheld […] and that you are graciously ordered to remind Jews again that they are strictly prohibited to be [present] in mining towns and that any violator will be duly punished […]” [Researcher’s note: This order was in response to a written plea of the Bohemian Chamber addressed to the Emperor in which they ask him to turn down requests of Jews to be allowed to enter Kolin to settle any outstanding debt owed to them —  which the emperor concedes to with this writ.]
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 7/24/2019