May 24, 1737

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Copenhagen Chief of Police [Present-day Denmark]: “Regarding the Jews, who shall not build any synagogue in Copenhagen, except in the distant future, and who have hitherto been at liberty to hold their worship in all silence in certain rooms furnished in a different, ordinary building inhabited by themselves or others: for their presumptuous self-righteousness, they shall pay to the Church of Our Savior 800 imperial thalers — since they did, without permission, start to build a synagogue in Copenhagen.” [Researcher’s note: The first actual synagogue in Copenhagen would not be inaugurated until 1833.]
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 171. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/13/2020