Oct. 26, 1676

“Order of John George II, Elector of Saxony, to examine the escort papers of Jews whether they have kept to the designated roads” [Present-day Germany; Electorate of Saxony]: “[We] John George, the other, [Prince-]Elector of Saxony by the grace of God […] have noticed that Jews, who are arriving in Leipzig from Bohemia, Austria, Moravia, Poland, Silesia […] are straying from the common (country) roads which they are required to remain on according to old contracts/mandates and [that they] deviate to smaller roads and secret paths in order to circumvent the common escort[-fee] […] That is why We order you herewith, that you check the escort-papers [of Jews] at the Leipziger fairs to ensure that they have kept to the common roads and have paid the proper escort-fees [violators are to be required to pay the required fees and given a warning …] and a register of these criminals is to be sent to Us each time […].”
Lünig: Johann Christian: Des Codicis Augustei, oder Neuvermehrten Corporis Juris Saxonici. Anderer Band. (Codex of Augustus, or newly augmented legal code of Saxony. The other volume.); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/16/2020