Feb. 18, 1717

“Ordinance” issued by Adolphus Fredrick (‘Adolf Friedrich’) III [Archduchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; Present-day Germany]: “All [state] officers/administrators, […] in all cities […] including all citizens, shall henceforth permit no other and foreign Jew to be tolerated during and outside of the annual markets in the cities and on the countryside — except those [Jews who have been] privileged by His Majesty as well as their servants (who must carry [legally issued] permits that must be renewed every 2 months […] and who otherwise should not be allowed to pass through) […] much less those who engage in trade […] but should arrest such [Jews] along with everything they have on them at any place [they are encountered] and to report this immediately […] If, however, Jews wish to pass through this land without wanting to sell anything or even [wanting ] to stay, they are to be permitted to do so; however, each Jew, who passes through a toll-city, […] must pay each time for himself 12 ßl.* escort-money (‘Geleitged’) as well as the common taxes for the goods he is carrying – as it is customary in all other towns/places.” [Researcher’s note: *ßl. was a common abbreviation for the Schilling.]
Repertorium der in den Herzogthum Mecklenburg-Strelitz geltenden Verordnungen. Herausgegeben von Kanzley-Rath von Kamptz zu Neustrelitz. (“Repertory of the valid/issued ordinances in the Duchy of Meckenburg-Strelitz. Edited by Legal Council of Kamptz of Neustrelitz.”); (Neubrandenburg; 1794); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/9/2018