Dec. 27, 1710

Patent, issued by Frederick I, King of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “Our greetings preceding, dear loyal servants; Whereas We find it necessary to prohibit Jews from trading in the countryside, on account of the currently dangerous times of contagious disease; you are to make this prohibition known to them, and enforce it strictly; And you shall have Our favor.”
“Von Gottes Gnaden Friderich, König in Preussen, Marggraf zu Brandenburg… [By God’s Mercy Frederick, King in Prussia, Markgrave of Brandenburg…],” 12/27/1710; Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 110.; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/16/2019