Jul. 25, 1696

“Ordinance of the [Prince-]Elector of Brandenburg” issued by Duke Frederick I of Prussia [Present-day Germany, Poland, Russia; Duchy of Brandenburg/Prussia]: “[…] the ‘lower-authorities’ (‘Unterobrigkeit’)* shall not accept/take in Jews who do not have the [prince-]elector’s protection (‘Vergleitung’) […]. […] the right to accept Jews into the land, to tolerate, to remove/expel them – according to the circumstances – is part of the territorial sovereignty, [a right] that exist in our German empire, […] only princes (‘Fürsten’) and estates of the realm (‘Stände’) are entitled to dispense their consent, privilege, or concession [while] no city or vassal may exercise this right. […]” [Researcher’s note: *“Unterobrigkeit” were “secondary” authority figures like mayors, bailiffs etc.]
Policey- und Cameral-Magazin in welchem nach alphabetischer Ordnung die vornehmsten und wichtigsten bey dem Policey- und Cameralwesen vorkommende Materien nah richtigen und vernünftigen Grundsätzen praktisch abgehandelt und durch landesherrliche Gesetze und hin und wieder wirklich gemachte Einrichtungen erläutert werden. Fünfter Band welcher J und R enthält herausgegeben von Johann Heinrich Ludwig Bergius; (Frankfurt am Mayn; 1770); (Police and State-Economy Repository/Journal in which principal and most important materials of Police and State Economy have been dealt with [and listed] in alphabetical order and in proper and rational manner and explained through territorial laws and occasionally made real by establishments. Fifth Volume which contains J to R and published by Johann Heinrich Ludwig Bergius); (Frankfurt am/near Main; 1770); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani, 9/15/2017