Jul. 31, 1668

“Rescript” of Frederich William (‘Friedrich Wilhelm’), Elector or Brandenburg addressed to the Government of Halberstadt [Present-day Germany; Margraviate of Brandenburg]: “[…] Married children who live in their own houses must give 8 Rtlr (Reichsthaler) annually as protection-money (‘Schutzgeld’) [… it further allows Jews to repair the approved building/synagogue …], however, only the Jews of Halberstadt are to be permitted inside.” [Researcher’s note: This rescript contains a number of protection for Jews; however, it determines the contributions each Jews is to make in return; and contains one other restriction as translated above.]
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 9/25/2019 ADD PAGE #