Aug. 23, 1659

“Rescript Addressed to the Keeper of the City Kleve” issued by Duke Fredrick William of Prussia [Prussia / Present-day Germany and Poland and Lithuania]: “The Mayor and the Council of the city Lippstadt have complained about the issuance of a ‘residency permit’ [Vergleitung] to the Jew Heimann Gumperts. Since the city had been free of Jews as long as anyone can remember, it would be a new thing, if Jews were allowed into city again; and that even though, the granting of ‘residency permits’ is left up to the Duke’s discretion, the ‘residency permit of Heinmann Grumperts is henceforth repealed.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Vol. 1. (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1962) p. 62 Berliner Staats Archiv R 34 n 64 g2, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/16/2015