Apr. 4, 1707

“Rescript” issued by the government of Halle [Present-day Germany]: “[…] the Jews of Halle may not take more than 12% in usury for [loans made] for less than a year and only 8% for [loans lasting] over a year […].”
Die Stadt Halle, nach amtlichen Quellen historisch-topographisch-statistisch dargestellt von C. H. Freiherrn vom Hagen, Stadtrath. Zweiter Band. (The city Halle, according to official sources historically-topographically-statistically presented by C. H. Freiherrn vom Hagen, City-Council. Second Volume.) Halle; 1867; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/9/2019