Nov. 6, 1743

“Unauthorized trade and presence of Jews outside of the annual market period” decree issued by Maria Theresa to the administration offices of Lower-Austria [Lower Austria; Present-day Austria]: “We, Maria Theresa […] ask the most esteemed Generals to not allow Jews to remain in the country, nor to do any kind of business or trade outside of the annual markets […] and [We] want to see this ordinance followed, so we order you, city, market, village, and main authorities, and district courts and judges and communities to make sure that Jews do not import any merchandise (into the country) except [to sell on] public markets or [they are to] be found responsible […the above mentioned authorities are] to keep an eye out and to stop anyone who enters (the country unlawfully) and to report them to the Lower-Austrian government […].”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918; p. 328 ff., Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/2/2016