Jul. 4, 1763

Decree, issued by Frederick II, King of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “Any permission for Jews to buy houses, as given in their general Jew privilege of 1750, is not to be misunderstood as a right for them to purchase homes for themselves and own them; rather, they are merely authorized to act as brokers and resellers ‘for other people,’ as spelled out in the privilege. As there have been several Jews who nevertheless have interpreted the privilege to their advantage, but contrary to the intentions of His Majesty, any contraventions shall incur a fine of fifty ducats, to be issued by the Fiscal Office.”
Königlich-Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften [Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences] (Ed.). Novum Corpus Constitutionum Prussico-Brandenburgensium Praecipue Marchicarum, Oder Neue Sammlung Königl. Preußl. und Churfürstl. Brandenburgischer, sonderlich in der Chur und Marck Brandenburg, publicirten und ergangenen Ordnungen, Edicten, Mandaten, Rescripten &c. &c. &c. Von 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764, und 1765. Dritter Band (New Collection of Royal Prussian and Electoral-Brandenburgish Ordinances, Edicts, Mandates, Rescripts, etc., etc., etc., Particularly Those Published and Issued in the Electorate and March of Brandenburg, from 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764, and 1765. Volume 3). Court Printing Office: Berlin, 1766. Cols. 239ff. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/20/2020