Mar. 8, 1616

“Jewish Settlement/Establishment Ordinance” (‘Juden Stättigkeit-Ordnung zue Frankfurth” issued as per Royal Mandate [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Frankfurt/Holy Roman Empire]: “We, Johann Schweickarth, […] Arch-Bishop of the Holy Roman Empire and Arch-Chancellor and Elector of German-lands (‘Germanien’) […] and We, Ludwig, Landgrave of Hesse, [….] announce and order herewith […] 1) All Jews and Jewesses who wish to be admitted to the Jewish-establishment/settlement of Frankfurt […] to swear an oath [manner of oath is outlined in detail over several pages … and] to be only loyal/subject to the city council and no one else […] Jews are not to lodge foreign Jews, whom they are not related to by third degree, more than 14 days. Schulklöpper* and the butcher (‘Schächter’) are not required to pay any settlement-fees; however, they are exempt from pursuing any other work. […] Jews may house foreign Jews during the market-times, however, not outside of regular market-times without special permission […]” [Researcher’s note: The Settlement/Establishment-Ordinance of Frankfurt is several pages long and contains 118 paragraphs. It has been heavily abbreviated here to fit the allocated space but can be found in its entirety in the cited source. It was drafted between February 28 – March 8, 1616. *A Schulklopfer is one who calls the Jewish community to prayer.]
Sammlung der Verordnungen der Reichsstadt Frankfurt von Johnn Conradin Beyerbach. Sechster Theil. (Collection of ordinance of the Imperial City of Frankfurt. Part six.); (Frankfurt am Main; 1799); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/24/2020