Jul. 26, 1658

“Rescript” issued by Frederich William (‘Friedrich Wilhelm’), Elector of Prussia and addressed to the Chamber-Council (‘Amtskammerrat’) Hermann von Elverich [Present-day Lithuania, Poland, Prussia etc.; Duchy of Prussia]: “The Jews of Kleve-Mark cannot be completely exempt for the levy since the other Jews of Halberstadt, Minden and Ravensburg have already made their contribution. The government, however, will be satisfied with an immediate payment of 1,500 Rhtrn (Reichsthaler). […]” [Researcher’s note: On August 31, the Jewry is permitted to pay half of the required payment — 1,000 Reichsthaler.]
Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Erster Teil / Die Zeit des Großen Kurfürsten und Friedrichts I. Zweite Abteilung: Akten von Selma Stern.(“The Prussian State and the Jews, First Part / The time of the Great Prince-Elector and Fredrick’s I. Second devision: Documents/Writs by Selma Stern”); (Tübingen; 1962); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 9/24/2019