Oct. 21, 1619

Archduke Leopold’s decree to the Commissioners who have been tasked with the collection of the Jewish contributions [Present-day Austria]: “The Jews are to pay 3000 Gulden to the ‘war payment office’ (Kriegszahlamt) immediately or one is to proceed against them with the full force of the law.”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918. p. 53; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/29/2016