Aug. 4, 1586

“Ordinance” of Emperor Rudolf II [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “[…] the Jewry of Kuttenplane […] are advised in all seriousness that while the most gracious Emperor’s order permits them to trade and do business (‘Handel and Wandel’) on the annual markets, the most gracious [Emperor], however, completely prohibits them with this order to trade and do business outside of the public annual markets. […]”
Bondy, Gottlieb and Franz Dworsky: Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien; II 1577-1620 (History of Jews in Bohemia, Maehren, and Silesia; Vol. II 1577-1620); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/19/2017