Jun. 26, 1620

Directive of the Lower-Austrian Government and Chamber to the Contribution Commissioners [Present-day Austria]: “In response to a report issued by the hired Commissioners, in which We are notified that Jews are refusing to pay the required contributions, an order is issued that they are to be threatened with having their synagogues and businesses closed, if they [continue to] refuse [to oblige].”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918. p. 54, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/29/2016