Aug. 5, 1747

“Order” issued Frederick Augustus, King of Poland, Elector of Saxony, Duke of Lithuania and addressed to all Commissions (‘Commißarien’) [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary]: “Dear faithful. Since we have noticed that various Jews, who stay a few days in the cities of Our Electorate of Saxony, are not submitting the capitation-tax […] which is why we wish to order you herewith that the Accis*-administrators (‘Accis-Thorschreiber’) in the cities entrusted to you examine closely whether the Jews, who stay a few days [in such cities] pay the head-tax, and not to permit such Jews to pass through (enter these cities) if they cannot produce a receipt […] until they have paid the capitation-tax […].” [Researcher’s note: *Accis (Latin) was an indirect form of taxation.]
Codex Augusteus, Oder Neuvermehrtes Corpus Juris Saxonici, Worinnen die in dem Churfürstenthum Sachsen und dazu gehörigen Landen, auch denen Marggrafthümern Ober- und Nieder-Lausitz, publicirte und ergangene Constitutiones, Decisiones, Mandata und Verordnungen erhaltenen, nebst einem Elencho, dienlichen Summarien und vollkommenen Registern, mit Ihrer königlichen Majestät in Polen, als Churfürstens zu Sachsen, allergnädigster Bewilligung ans Licht getreten. Lejpzeig, Verlegtes Johann Samuel Heinsius. (Lejpzig; 1772); (Codex Augustus, or newly augmented legal body/laws of Saxony, and those of the Electorate of Saxony and its associated territories, as well as the Margraviates of Upper and Lower Lusatia – and constitutions, decisions, mandates, and received ordinances, along with an elenchus, useful summaries and complete indexes which have appeared, with the most gracious permission of His Royal Majesty in Poland as Elector of Saxony. Published in Leipzig by Johnn Samuel Heinsius; (Leipzig; 1772); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/10/2020