Feb. 6, 1651

Mandate, issued by Frederick III, King of Denmark [Present-day Denmark]: “Prohibition by His Royal Majesty, that no Jew may enter into Denmark without a letter of protection, nor be found here. – In order to achieve the most merciful procedure to abolish the Jews, who, in contravention of the well-established customs of this benevolent kingdom, have stolen into Denmark and have dared to traffic with jewels and the like, we will no longer leave their audacity unpunished, nor let such abuses continue. We have therefore most mercifully found it good, to forbid all Jews from entering our empire of Denmark without our special letter of protection, or being found here. Thus, all Jews who are here already are commanded to remove themselves from here, within fourteen days of the proclamation of this mandate, under a penalty of 1,000 imperial thalers per person encountered without our letter of protection. In order to prevent any circumvention, it is our wish that he who reports a Jew to one of our officers, shall receive a reward of 50 imperial thalers.”
Cohen, A.D. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense, 1837. Page 4. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/29/2020