Apr. 3, 1617

“Conditions on Jewish Residency,” issued by the Duke’s Chancellory at Hohenems [Present-day Austria]: “[…] 2. [The Jews] may lend money, but only at 5 per cent annually. 3. All usury shall be forbidden to Jews. […] 7. They shall also behave modestly with regard to their religion, as not to seduce any subject or cause anger, nor undertake anything contrary to the Christian religion.”
Kaltenbaeck, Johann Paul (ed.). Oesterreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichts-und Staatskunde (Austrian Journal for History and Political Science). Vol. 100 (Vienna, 1836), p.398. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 9/14/2019