Aug. 2, 1752

“Governmental Circular” issued by Prussian Government [Present-day Germany, Poland; Kingdom of Prussia]: “Circular regarding the roaming around/running around in order to sell items/goods and also regarding beggar-Jews. […] because, especially, the number of Jews who sneak into the land and run around/roam around (‘herumlaufen’) with goods on the flat land (countryside) […] has increased, and because this is of great disadvantage to the city and the country […] because beggar-Jews commit theft and other mischief, We order in all seriousness all magistrates, officers, court-authorities, toll-officers […] that they should not only keep an eye out for such peddling beggar-Jews, but also, when they are found to be present, to arrest them and to punish them according to the [current] edict […]” [Researcher’s note: This document was issued in Minden. This edict partially addresses Christians as well. The excerpts provided above are addressed to only so-called ‘beggar-Jews’ (‘Bettel-Juden’).]
Novum Corpus Constitutionum Prussico-Brandenburgensium Praecipue Marchicarum, Oder Neue Sammlung Königl. Preußl. und Churfürstl. Brandenburgischer, sonderlich in der Chur- und Marck Brandenburg, Wie auch andern Provintzien, publicirten und ergangenen Ordnungen, Edicten, Mandaten, Rescripten … Vom Anfang des Jahrs 1751 und folgenden Zeiten …  Zu Berlin und auswärtigen Orten zu bekommen, bey den Factoren der Königl. Preußischen Academie der Wissenschaften. (New Collection of Royal Prussian laws in the Electorate of Brandenburg, particularly Ordinances, Edicts, Mandates and Rescripts published and issued in the Electorate and Margraviate of Brandenburg, As Well As Other Provinces… From the Beginning of the Year 1751 and Subsequent Times … Available in Berlin and Foreign Townships, at the Factories of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. *Berlin; 1753); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/19/2019