Dec. 25, 1747

“Jewish Ordinance” issued by King Friedrich Wilhelm I [Prussia; Present-day Germany, Poland, Belgium]: “[…] that in the future, ‘protected Jews’ (Schutzjuden) who go bankrupt and are unable to repay their debts to their creditors are to lose their protection and that their ‘letter of protection’ (Schutz-Brief) is to be annulled […]”
Kreutzberger, Mark: Leo Baeck Institute New York Bibliothek und Archiv. Katalog, Vol. 1); (Tübingen; 1970); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/3/2016