ca. Oct. 1675

“Rescript to the Secret Council of Cologne” issued by Duke Fredrick William of Prussia [Prussia / Present-day Germany and Poland] [Provisional]: “Jews are allowed to remain in the country in return for a cash payment of at least 4000 Reichstaler. Those who refuse to make the payment are to leave the country within 6 days.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Vol. 1. (The Prussian State and the Jews), (1962) p. 42, Berliner Staats Archive R 21- 203, Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/04/2015