Jun. 9, 1733

“Ordinance regarding the stay/presence of Jews and their actions/trade in the land” issued by C. L. v. Hardenberg* on behalf of King George II of Great Britain [Present-day England and Germany; Electorate of Hannover]: “We, Georg, the other, (‘Georg der Andere’), by the grace of King of Great Britain, France and Ireland by the grace of God, protector of the faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Arch-Treasurer and Prince-Elector […] order, since it has occurred to Our great displeasure, that our previously issued ordinances against the number of unprotected […] Jews, who run around in the cities, places, and on the countryside […] to the detriment of Our subjects, and especially our trade and business people, and unashamedly trade outside of the public annual markets and sell all sorts of goods and peddle with them, and that beggar-Jews are not only given shelter by the protected-Jews, but also by Christians, We order with all earnestness, that our ordinances are to be obeyed flawlessly, which is why we repeat the following with all seriousness […]: 1) that according to the current ordinances, no Jew or Jewess is to be permitted to settle down in our cities, districts and other places of the principality and on the countryside, except those who were issued a written concession (‘Concession’) and their children […] as long as they (the children) do not get married and live with their parents and only those who are truly in the service and payroll of a protected-Jew or Jewess […] 2) All magistrates, officers and authorities who live in the [district] trusted upon them, are to require the locally living Jews to show them a valid letter of protection of special concession letter after the publication of this edict […] and those whose letters of protection have expired, as well as married Jews and Jewish-widows, are to leave our German lands along with their families within 6 weeks, while unmarried Jews are to leave within 3 weeks after the publication of this order, and no excuse whatsoever is to be accepted for those who stay past this date […]” [Researcher’s note: The original ordinance is several pages and contains XIII long paragraphs which have been limited here to fit the allocated space. The ordinance in its entirely can be found in the cited source. *Christian Ludwig von Hardenberg was the geographical licensed commissioner (‘Landschaftlicher Licentcommissiar’) in Hanover.]
Chur-Braunschweig-Lüneburgische Landes-Ordnung und Gesetze, dritter Theil, worin enthalten Caput Qvartum, von Polizei-Sachen. Erster Band. Mit den zwölf ersten Sectionen desselbigen. Zum Gebrauch des Fürstenthums Lüneburg, auch angehörige Graf- und Herrschaften Zellischen Theils. (Local/land ordinances and laws of the [Elector]-Principality of Brunswick-Lüneburg, third part, which contains chapter four, pertaining to police-matters. Volume I. Containing the first twelve sections of the same. For the use of the principality of Lüneburg, as well as the Duchies and Lordships associated in the territories of Celle.); (Lüneburg; 1743); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/12/2019