Sept. 17, 1679

“Ordinance Against Jews Who Do Not Pay Their Annual Protection Money” issued by Duke Fredrick William of Prussia [Duchy of Prussia / Present-day Germany and Poland]: “Jews who are neglecting to make the annual payment for ‘protection’ [Schutzgelder] on the very first day of the issuance of an edict lose their privileges immediately and will no longer be tolerated in the country.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Vol. 1. (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1962) p. 48, Berliner Staats Archiv R21-203, Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/2/2015