Nov. 8, 1754

Rescript, issued by Frederick V, King of Denmark and Norway, to all diocesan commanders, royal officers, and feudal lords in Zealand [Present-day Denmark]: “We insist on repeating the ordinances regarding foreign and circulating Jews, and that no Jew should be allowed to find himself off the highway, or staying overnight in the villages. All past ordinances and decrees regarding foreign and wandering Jews, are hereby given again, so that they must be strictly observed in every way; specifically commanding that no Jew, under severe punishment, be allowed to go off the road from one town to another, or stay overnight in the villages, and that no innkeeper or others in the country may offer any Jew a house for the night; and that, in the case of contravention, it should be permissible for all and sundry, in order for just punishment to occur, to arrest and to deliver to the nearest law-enforcement officer all the Jews who were allowed to enter outside the proper ordinary country road from town to town, or to lodge at night; in a village or some country house; however, if they did not arrive before night, they could come to the town to which they intended, to a tavern on the road, or a village through which the road runs.” [Researcher’s note: Zealand is the largest island in Denmark proper; its most prominent city is Copenhagen, the Danish capital.]
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 33. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/18/2020