May 20, 1714

Law issued by King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “[…] 3. Even though an edict, published on November 26, 1700, regulated what and how much the Jewdom may take from their lent monies by way of interest; so we nevertheless grant them herewith, that following the example of the Jews at Halberstadt, they may take two goslars weekly per thaler, but not more, under avoidance of our penalty, much less add the compound and profit to the principal, nor seek any other advantage from it. […] 11. Furthermore, we have similarly decreed: that when a protected Jew wishes to keep and settle more than one of his children here, this should be granted, although the other child should own at least one thousand thalers, but the third, at least two thousand thalers, and that the second child shall submit fifty thalers, and the second child one hundred thalers, for their concession and freedom, and moreover, that such a child, in addition to the above, shall submit an attestation by the elders of their community, as to the net worth and righteous way of life of the child, so that the Jewdom in these lands shall not be dragged into poverty by the poverty of another, nor be burdened.”
Mylius, Christian Otto. Corpus Constitutionum Marchicarum, Oder Königl. Preußis. und Churfürstl. Brandenburgische in der Chur- und Marck Brandenburg, auch incorporirten Landen publicirte und ergangene Ordnungen, Edicta, Mandata, Rescripta etc. (Collected Laws of the Mark, or Royal Prussian and Prince-Electoral Brandenburgian Ordinances, Edicts, Mandates, Rescripts etc., Published and Ordained in the Electorate and Mark Brandenburg, as well as Incorporated Lands). Buchladen des Waysenhauses: Berlin, 1740. Cols. 157-166. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 9/14/2019