May 8, 1723

“Edict” issued Prussian Government [Present-day Germany, Poland, Russia etc.; Kingdom of Prussia]: “[…] edict from August 1, [1772 …] according which Jews are completely excluded […] from importing foreign [distilled] spirits (‘Branntwein’) [is renewed and further explained …] Polish wholesalers and factory owners who work with people in Wityny or arrive in the domain with raw items from Poland, Russia, Turkey or Ukraine or other foreign domains, can only stay up to four weeks, those who are simply buyers shall only be tolerated up to 14 days. […] Any extension request is to be appealed to [and granted by] the king. […]”
Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums. Achter Jahrgang (Monthly periodical regarding the history and science of Judaism. Eighth annual edition.); (Leipzig; 1859); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/20/2020