Dec. 24, 1704

“Constitution (‘Constitutio’) regarding foreign Jews who arrive from Poland” issued by King George [Present-day Germany, England, Ireland; Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover)]: “By the grace of God, We, George (‘Georg Ludwig’), Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Prince-Elector (‘Churfürst’) of the Holy Roman Empire [… declare due to the fear of infections that travelers from places such as Poland pose shall not be permitted to enter without at least being noted …]. Especially, Jews – may they be male or female – including any items or clothing they may carry with them, shall be turned away and not permitted to pass through any part of Our territories […] and if necessary, they shall be threatened with severe corporal punishment in case they come back […]”
XCIII. Chur-und Fürstl. Braunschweig-Lünebürgische Landes Constitutiones und Verordnungen welche in denen vorigen beiden Vouminibus nicht enthalten. (XCIII. State Constitution and ordinances of the Prince-Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg which are not contained in the first two volumes); (Hannover; 1711); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/20/2019