Jul. 28, 1614

“Intimation” on behalf of Emperor Matthias and Archduke Ferdinand addressed to the magistrate of Vienna [Present-day Austria; Archduchy of Austria]: “[…] His Royal Majesty, our gracious lord […] and Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria […] have resolved and permitted […] that the country-Jews (‘Landleuth Juden’)* may remain in the country(-side) and be allowed to apply to stay there (but not in Vienna) […] because they hold numerous pledges of Christians, which they cannot set right/settle before the prescribed 6 weeks [by which they are to leave…] however, none of them (remaining Jews) may enter into a [new] negotiation or trade, [but may only use this time to settle old contracts …] which one wishes to remind them herewith […].” [Researcher’s note: *This appears to be referring to Jews who lived on the countryside. The original writ can be found in the City/State Archives of Vienna 16/1614.]
Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847 (1849). Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von A. F. Pribram. Erster Band. (Wien und Leipzig; 1918); (Official documents and files regarding the history of Jews in Vienna. First section, General part 1526-1847 (1849). Published and introduced by A. F. Pribram. First volume.); (Vienna and Leipzig; 1918); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/21/2020