Aug. 18, 1722

“General Ordinance No. VLIII” issued by King Frederick William I of Prussia [Prussia / Present-day Germany, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic]: “Ordinance requiring Jews who want to copulate or to get married to get a special permission from the Recruiting-Register first in order to limit the number of Jewish citizen in the country. All Jews, whether male or female, old or young who want to copulate or get married are required to appear in front of the Recruiting-Resister and declare their age in a believable way and to attain a marriage license. Those are found to disobey this new ordinance either willingly or negligibly, or by secretly copulating or getting married abroad, are not only to be punished but also to lose their ‘Jewish Previligii’ [permission to stay in the country].  Rabbis who have been found to have disregarded this ordinance are to pay a fine of $100) Thaler. All agencies and districts are required to uphold the law.”
Mylius, Christian Otto: Des Corporis Constitutionum Marchicarum, Fünfter Theil. (Berlin 1740), p. 185-186, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/14/2015