Jan. 10, 1724

“General Edict” issued the Government of Prussia [Present-day Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia; Kingdom of Prussia]: “Since His Royal Majesty of Prussia […] our gracious lord, have heard with great displeasure that a large number of unprotected Jews are present in the Electorate of Mark and Duchy of Magdeburg […] who pursue trade – which is prohibited to the Jewry – to the detriment of the Christian citizens […] and even engage in purchasing and trading with stolen items […] His Royal Majesty wishes that all such unprotected Jews are immediately expelled from the land, which is what we order via this general edict […].” [Researcher’s note: The edict contains 11 additional points and has been abbreviated to fit the allocated space. The full text can be found in the cited source.]
Des Corporis Constitutionum Marchicarum, Fünffter Theil. Von Polizey-Hochzeit-Kindtauffen-Begräbniß und Trauer- Kleider- auch Feuer-Gassen und anderen zur Polizei gehörigen Ordnungen, deren Städte Anbau, Manufacturen- Commercien- Woll- und Handwercks-Sachen, Dorff- und Acker- Bauer- Schäffer- Hirten- Gesinde-Ordnungen, und andren das Land-Wesen und Acker-Bau betreffenden Materien, item von Medicinal-Ordnungen, Chirurgis, Apotheckern, Pest-Anstalten, Vieh-Sterben. Scharffrichtern, Abdeckern, Schweinschneidern, Landstreichern, Zigeunern, Juden, Wirths-Häusern, und dergleichen. In Fünff Abtheilungen. (“Regarding the constitution of margraviate. Fifth part. Pertaining to police, marriage, baptism, funeral, mourning, clothing as well as fire-alley and other police ordinances, of city planning/building, manufacturing, commerce, wool, and other craftsmanships, village, farm and famers and shepherds, herdsmen, servant ordinances, and other matters pertaining to land-ownership and farming, as well as medical ordinances, surgery, apothecary, plague-institutions, and dying of cattle. Executioners/slaughterers. skinners, pork-cutters, tramps, gypsies, Jews, Inns/Taverns and the like. In five divisions.”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/27/2019 ADD PAGE #