Jul. 18, 1750

“Ordinance regarding trading door-to-door, especially with silk items” issued by King Fredrick II of Prussia [Kingdom of Prussia / Present-day Germany, Poland, Czech Republic]: “Since it has come to Our attention that Jews are publically trading door-to-door with silk and other items in Berlin – hence, disregarding edicts that were officially published; they are therefore, not only harming the silk fabric owners greatly with their actions, but also the Christian merchants, because the Jews have somehow managed to take over the entire silk trade. That is why we command that the General Director joins efforts with the Finance Advisor [Faesch] and the Police Director [Kircheisen] to ensure that an end is set to the harmful door-to-door trading of the Jews in Berlin once and for all. Jews are also to be obliged to ‘prefer’ silk that was made in a Berlin factory over those made out of the country, or to sell the first (silk made in Prussia) along with the latter when trading outside of the country.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Dritter Teil, 2. Akten, 1. Halbband (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1971) p. 254 ff., Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/11/2016