Jul. 1, 1754

“Resolution” issued by Adolphus Fredrick (‘Adolf Friedrich’) IV [Archduchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; Present-day Germany]: “Court-Jews* and their people (‘Hofjuden und dessen Leuten’), among which are all those Jews who have paid a certain amount to be granted passports/permits to trade freely are to be aware (‘mit zu rechnen’) that Jews are not permitted to peddle on the countryside; however, this does not […] include those who arrive with their goods on the countryside (‘aufs Lande kommen’) and […] can produce a piece of paper that shows they have been granted proper permission.” [Researcher’s note: *Court-Jews were Jewish bankers often tasked with overseeing the finances of the nobility or with lending them money.]
Repertorium der in den Herzogthum Mecklenburg-Strelitz geltenden Verordnungen. Herausgegeben von Kanzley-Rath von Kamptz zu Neustrelitz. (“Repertory of the valid/issued ordinances in the Duchy of Meckenburg-Strelitz. Edited by Legal Council of Kamptz of Neustrelitz.”); (Neubrandenburg; 1794); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/13/2013