Oct. 10, 1721

“Ejusdem Amendment Mandate” issued (Frederick) Augustus III of Poland [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Poland etc.; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “Regarding the contagion that is spreading more and more in the Kingdom of France and the given order to put a stop to it. […] We, Frederick Augustus (‘Friedrich Augustus’), by the grace of God, King of Poland, Grand-Duke of Lithuania, Reussen, Prussia […] have graciously come to the decision […] to not only reissue the mandate of January 10, 1714, but to tighten it […] We also wish to maintain the manner in which foreign and non-local Jews are dealt with as per Our [past] mandate […] and that Jews who arrive from Strasbourg, Metz, and from anywhere in France are no longer to be allowed to enter but are to be turned away immediately at the border-crossings […] except capitalist and exchange*-Jews (‘Capitalisten und Wechsel-Juden’), but under no circumstances the so-called beggar-Jews [are to be allowed to enter the domain…]” [Researcher’s note: The above comprehensive mandate addresses foreigners in general for the most part, particularly, those coming from areas that were suspected to have been especially effected by the contagious disease; except the parts translated here which pertain to only Jews. *A ‘Wechsel’ (‘exchange’) was a written contract, similar to an IOU, in which one party agreed to pay the other party a certain amount of money by a certain date (or have the debt paid off by a third person). They were often referred to as ‘Wechselbriefe’ (‘letters-of-exchange’), because they could be folded up and sent. ‘Wechsel-Jews’ were those involved in this particular line of business.]
Codex Augusteus, Oder Neuvermehrtes Corpus Juris Saxonici, Worinnen die in dem Churfürstenthum Sachsen und dazu gehörigen Landen, auch denen Marggrafthümern Ober- und Nieder-Lausitz, publicirte und ergangene Constitutiones, Decisiones, Mandata und Verordnungen erhaltenen, nebst einem Elencho, dienlichen Summarien und vollkommenen Registern, mit Ihrer königlichen Majestät in Polen, als Churfürstens zu Sachsen, allergnädigster Bewilligung ans Licht gegeben und in richtige Ordnung gebracht von Johann Christian Lünig. (Codex Augustus, or newly augmented legal body/laws of Saxony, those of the Electorate of Saxony and its associated territories, as well as the margraviates of Upper and Lower Lusatia – issued and published constitutions, decisions, mandates, and received ordinances, along with an elenchus, useful summaries and complete indexes, with the most gracious permission of His Royal Majesty in Poland as Elector of Saxony, given light and brought into proper order by Johann Christian Lünig.); (Leipzig; 1724); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/9/2020