Dec. 20, 1679

Tax Ordinance, issued by Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg [Present-day Germany]: “Whereas the Jews, time and again, in the country but also near the border, carry on their trade in gold and silver, as well as their usury, any such Jew shall pay thirty kreuzers for each day he trades in a given town, and an additional four kreuzers for each guilder he takes in; to that end, the town’s officer, to whom the Jew is required to report his presence, shall notify the tax collector, as well as assign someone to the Jew, at the Jew’s expense, to verify the total amount of the sales.”

Mayer, F.F. (ed.). Sammlung der württembergischen Gesetze in Betreff der Israeliten (Collection of Württembergian Laws Regarding the Israelites). Fues: Tübingen, 1847. Page 2. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/20/2020