Sept. 6, 1671

“Rescript” addressed to the Secret Council of Cologne by the [river] Spree [Present-day Germany]: “For the time being, only two Jews may settle in Berlin. […] Even though, We recall that We have graciously ordered that protection letters be granted to 10 Jews to settle in Our resident-cities Berlin and Cologne […] We now want to limit these to only two Jews for the time being for certain reasons […]” [Researcher’s note: Even though this writ is not signed, it was very likely issued by Maximilian Henry of Bavaria.]
Stern, Selma: Der Preußische Staat und die Juden. Erster Teil/Die Zeit des Großen Kurfürsten und Friedrichs I. Zweite Abteilung: Akten. (The Prussian state and the Jews. First Part / The time of the Grand Prince-Elector and Friedrich I. Second division: Files/Documents.); (Tübingen; 1962); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/7/2020