Oct. 26, 1747

“Ordinance” issued by King Fredrick II of Prussia [Prussia / Germany, Poland, Lithuania]: “Even though, His Royal Majesty … have signed the Admittance [Papers] for the Jew Abraham zu Fürstenwalde and his Son in response to the General Director’s suggestion that one time … ; however, it goes too far, to ask that two children be placed on the Privilege [‘Schutbrief’ = protection papers] as this would defeat the whole purpose of our attempt to reduce the number of Jewish families [in Our territories]… ; this is why His Royal Majesty orders that from now on, no more than one child is to be placed on the father’s ‘Privilege’ (Schutz- Brief) which is already more than enough.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Dritter Teil, 2. Akten, 1. Halbband  (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1971) p. 195 ff., Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/2/2016