Jun. 21, 1736

Rescript, issued by Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg [Present-day Germany]: “Whereas We have decided with God, in fatherly care of the land, to establish a jail- and work-house in Our City of Ludwigsburg, for the necessary nourishment of the truly and pious poor, but for the punishment of intentional and godless beggars, […] We have resolved that to this end, the following taxes should be assessed: […] 2. When a man is admitted as a burgher, he shall pay 1 guilder; a new burgheress, 30 kreuzers. 3. Any Jews who travel through the land after paying their protection tax, shall pay, in addition to the protection tax, another two kreuzers per person; those Jews tolerated within the country, namely the privileged Jews in Ludwigsburg, Gochsheim and Freudenthal, shall make an annual payment of two guilders to their local official, in support of this jail-house.”

Reyscher, August Ludwig (ed.). Vollständige, historisch und kritisch bearbeitete Sammlung der württembergischen Gesetze (Complete, Historically and Critically Edited Collection of Württemberg Laws). Vol. 17. Fues: Tübingen, 1839. Page 458. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/20/2020