Oct. 30, 1710

“Rescript” Johann Moritz v. Blaspil/Blaspiel on behalf of Frederick I of Prussia and addressed to the magistrate [Kingdom of Prussia; Present-day Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia]: “Frederick (‘Friderich’), King of Prussia by the grace of God […] our greeting first, dear faithful! […] Since the risk of a contagion […] has unfortunately rather increased than improved […] we see it necessary to double our efforts and take the necessary precautions […] which is why we wish to order herewith that all foreign and local Jews without any exception whatsoever, are to be rejected and to be kept away from our territories (‘Residenzien’) until further notice from us […]” [Researcher’s note: Johann Moritz von Blaspil/Blaspiel was a Prussian Minister.]
Staatsbibliothek Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (State-Library/Archive to Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage/property); https://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de; Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/31/2019