Apr. 4, 1740

Edict, issued by George II of Great Britain, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg [Present-day Germany]: “1. No unprotected Jew in Brunswick or Lüneburg may sell anything at the annual markets, nor door to door. 2. Outside of the annual markets, no Jew may trade in the cities of which he not a resident. 3. A transiting Jew may not stay in any town longer than 24 hours, while refraining from all trade. 4. A Jew who violates this edict shall be subjected to hard imprisonment with only bread and water; for the second offense, he shall be sentenced to hard labor in a quarry.”
“Ihrer Königl. Majestät von Groß-Britannien, und Churfürstliche Durchl. zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg, etc. etc. … [His Royal Highness of Great Britain, and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, etc. etc. …],” 4/4/1740; Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 103; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/16/2019