Mar. 10, 1710

“Edict XXIV, that Jews who sell stolen items […] shall be punished as thieves” issued by King Frederick of Prussia [Kingdom of Prussia; Present-day Germany, Poland]: “We, Fredrick (‘Friderich’) king of Prussia by the grace of God, Margrave of Brandenburg and […] Holy Roman Emperor […] have deigned to issue this edict with all earnestness […] and order herewith that Jews who sell items and plaques in the future that have been removed from posts* […] or even have the tiniest inkling/knowledge [that the items have been stolen] without reporting it to the authorities, shall be regarded as thieves and punished as such […]” [Researcher’s note: Fredrick continues to require that this edict be made public, especially in the schools/synagogues of Jews so that Jews would not be able to feign ignorance of the order. *Posts most likely refers to “stands” on which traders/peddlers would ‘post’ their items to sell.”]
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin; Preußischer Kulturbesitz (State Archive of Berlin; Prussian Cultural Property/Heritage) Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/27/2019