Aug. 2, 1758

“Regulation regarding which trade branches Jews have access to and from which they have been banned” issued by the General Director of the Kurmarkt Government [Prussia / Present-day Germany, Poland, Czech Republic]: “In response to the local merchant communities’ request [addressed to the General Director of Kurmarkt] that Jews should be prohibited from trading with (Russian) leathers, foreign tallow, or from working in the freight forwarding business (“Speditionshandel”), and prohibited to buy or sell any item that is made out of wool or tobacco, … it is ultimately decided that even though Jews are allowed to trade with leather, tallow, and with items partially or entirely made out of wool that are fabricated in the county; the same is true for locally made tobacco products. However, it is decided that Jews are strictly banned from all freight forwarding businesses [Speditionshalden = In & Exporting] and from buying and selling butter.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Dritter Teil, 2. Akten, 1. Halbband (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1971) p. 307 ff., Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/12/2016