Sept. 9, 1738

“Edict” issued by Fredrick William I of Prussia [Present-day Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia; Kingdom of Prussia]: “[…] 1) […] absolutely no beggar-Jew of any sex is to be allowed to enter any of the royal lands, but rather they are to be turned away immediately at the border whether they have permits or not […] 2) Should any beggar-Jew be found in the land, they are to be jailed for 14 days and given nothing but water and bread […] any old clothes found on them are to be confiscated and burned […] 5) If a peasant-man (‘Bauers-Mann’) encounters a beggar-Jew on a street in a villages, he is required to report this to the local authorities or receive jail time […]” [Researcher’s note: This edict contains a number of restriction and has been abbreviated to fit the allocated space. The full text can be found in the cited source.]
Des Corporis Constitutionum Marchicarum, Fünffter Theil. Von Polizey-Hochzeit-Kindtauffen-Begräbniß und Trauer- Kleider- auch Feuer-Gassen und anderen zur Polizei gehörigen Ordnungen, deren Städte Anbau, Manufacturen- Commercien- Woll- und Handwercks-Sachen, Dorff- und Acker- Bauer- Schäffer- Hirten- Gesinde-Ordnungen, und andren das Land-Wesen und Acker-Bau betreffenden Materien, item von Medicinal-Ordnungen, Chirurgis, Apotheckern, Pest-Anstalten, Vieh-Sterben. Scharffrichtern, Abdeckern, Schweinschneidern, Landstreichern, Zigeunern, Juden, Wirths-Häusern, und dergleichen. In Fünff Abtheilungen. (“Regarding the constitution of margraviate. Fifth part. Pertaining to police, marriage, baptism, funeral, mourning, clothing as well as fire-alley and other police ordinances, of city planning/building, manufacturing, commerce, wool, and other craftsmanships, village, farm and famers and shepherds, herdsmen, servant ordinances, and other matters pertaining to land-ownership and farming, as well as medical ordinances, surgery, apothecary, plague-institutions, and dying of cattle. Executioners/slaughterers. skinners, pork-cutters, tramps, gypsies, Jews, Inns/Taverns and the like. In five divisions.”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 9/21/2019