Jun. 16, 1696

“Prohibition pertaining to the pre-acquisition and purchase of Yarns*” issued by Elector Frederick Augustus (‘Friedrich Augustus’) [Present-day Germany; Poland; Electorate of Saxony]: “By the grace of god, We, Frederick Augustus (‘Friedrich Augustus’), Duke of Saxony, [… prohibit the detrimental pre-acquisition and purchase of yarn in the country (on the countryside) and its export into foreign cities and provinces …]. This prohibition should be understood to certainly be applicable to Jews. And we order Our prelates, dukes, lords, those of the knighthood, mayors, officers, judges [various authorities named] to pay close attention to them (Jews) during annual and weekly markets […] and to avoid such purchases if necessary with confiscation […].” [Researcher’s note: *This refers to the acquisition and export of yarn and similar products. While the prohibition appears to be addressed to all subjects, the above except is addressed solely to Jews in which local authorities are asked to pay close attention to any transgressions specifically committed by Jews.]
Codex Augusteus, Oder Neuvermehrtes Corpus Juris Saxonici, Worinnen die in dem Churfürstenthum Sachsen und dazu gehörigen Landen, auch denen Marggrafthümern Ober- und Nieder-Lausitz, publicirte und ergangene Constitutiones, Decisiones, Mandata und Verordnungen erhaltenen, nebst einem Elencho, dienlichen Summarien und vollkommenen Registern, mit Ihrer königlichen Majestät in Polen, als Churfürstens zu Sachsen, allergnädigster Bewilligung ans Licht gegeben und in richtige Ordnung gebracht von Johann Christian Lünig. (Codex Augustus, or newly augmented legal body/laws of Saxony, those of the Electorate of Saxony and its associated territories, as well as the margraviates of Upper and Lower Lusatia – issued and published constitutions, decisions, mandates, and received ordinances, along with an elenchus, useful summaries and complete indexes, with the most gracious permission of His Royal Majesty in Poland as Elector of Saxony, given light and brought into proper order by Johann Christian Lünig.); (Leipzig; 1724); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/6/2020