Sept. 2, 1726

Rescript, issued by Frederick IV, King of Denmark and Norway, to the Magistrate of Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “Whereas the King has approved the magistrate’s proposal, henceforth, no Jew will be allowed to settle in Copenhagen, unless he himself owns 1000 imperial thalers and, before some deadline to be determined, [and only] at certain places in Copenhagen, by his own means, builds some kind of trading house, or sets up and maintains a manufacture of coffins, casks, chalong,* stockings, or flannel and all kinds of woolen goods; and the Jews who intend to seek long-term privilege, to settle down for good in Copenhagen, shall be obliged for either of the above five items to deposit with the magistrate a security bond, lest they will have to wait to receive and enjoy such a general privilege.” [Researcher’s note: *Chalong is a type of fabric, used to line the inside of a garment.]
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 19. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/15/2020