Dec. 3, 1750

Edict, issued by Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel [Present-day Germany]: “Whereas Jews have been known to conduct a secret cattle trade in Our lands, to keep out horned cattle disease, which becomes epidemic every now and then, all officers and magistrates are hereby ordered to turn back any foreign Jews who arrive on foot, regardless of their papers, and deny them entry, for the duration of any such outbreak.”
“Von Gottes Gnaden Carl, Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg etc. … [By God’s Mercy Carl, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg etc. …],” 12/3/1750; Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 90; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/16/2019