Jan. 2, 1642

“Rescript” issued by Wladyslaw IV (Vasa, King of Poland) in Warsaw [Present-day Poland; Crown of the Kingdom of Poland]: “[Wladyslaw] instructs the magistrate of Posen to prohibit Jews to trade with silk items in small quantities/retail (‘Detailhandel’), however, to permit them to sell these in large quantities/wholesale (‘en gros’).” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text.]
Perles, J.: Geschichte der Juden in Posen. (Breslau; 1865); (History of Jews in Posen.) (Wroclaw; 1865); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/1/2020