Dec. 7, 1700

Edict issued by Friedrich III, Duke of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “[…] Whereas a 1696 patent already gave the Jews permission to have general stores and bodegas, this permission is upheld inasmuch as no Jew shall have any general stores or bodegas except for those he already had in 1690, or any for which special permission has been given; however, those Jews who trade in used and pawned clothing, shall divest themselves completely of these wares within four weeks from today, and, under penalty of confiscation, shall refrain from any further buying or selling thereof.”
Mylius, Christian Otto (ed.). Corpus Constitutionum Marchicarum, Oder Königl. Preußis. und Churfürstl. Brandenburgische in der Chur- und Marck Brandenburg, auch incorporirten Landen publicirte und ergangene Ordnungen, Edicta, Mandata, Rescripta etc. (Collected Laws of the Mark, or Royal Prussian and Prince-Electoral Brandenburgian Ordinances, Edicts, Mandates, Rescripts etc., Published and Ordained in the Electorate and Mark Brandenburg, as well as Incorporated Lands). Buchladen des Waysenhauses: Berlin, 1737. Vol. 2, Col. 135. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 9/25/2019