Jul. 27, 1737

Edict, issued by Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel [Present-day Germany]: “1. When a Jew arrives at a city gate to attend one of the local fairs, he shall present the gate-clerk with a written attestation of his unblemished conduct, and pay four thalers for his entry-note. 2. If the Jew is a seller of goods, he shall take his goods to the royal freight house and correctly state the value of his wares. 3. A Jew carrying goods of at least four hundred thalers may bring with him one servant, whereas goods of at least eight hundred thalers will qualify the Jew to a second servant, with an entry fee of two thalers due for each servant. 4. Any other Jew, who is neither seller nor buyer, shall also have to pay an entry fee of four thalers.”
“Fürstliches Edict, was die auf die hiesigen zween grosse Kayserl. freye Jahr-Märckte oder Messen, handelnde Juden, entrichten…[Royal Edict, regarding payments to be made by Jews trading at the two major Imperial markets or fairs…],” 7/27/1737 Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 88; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/16/2019