May 7, 1751

“Rescript addressed to the Chamber of Kurmarkt” issued by King Fredrick II of Prussia [Prussia / Present-day Germany, Poland, Czech Republic]: “Those (Jews) who have been allowed to settle [in the land] by a Duke, Baron or another noble authority but have not been otherwise legitimized, are not ‘protected,’ (have citizenships); because the permissions to grant [permission to settle] is a sovereign privilege which neither the nobility nor the lower authorities are to presume to have, and therefore no Jews are to be tolerated anywhere. Henceforth – such Jews – were they to remain in the country, have to apply for a ‘Concession,’ if they have not done so already; and they have to move to a city. Since the first settled children cannot be technically considered as settled so long the father is still alive; the second child cannot do anything as long as the father is still alive either, since otherwise, the first settled children would be in a disadvantage compared the second ones.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Dritter Teil, 2. Akten, 1. Halbband (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1971) p. 266, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/14/2016