Jan. 25, 1765

Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “From now on, Jewish marriage certificates shall no longer be issued solely by the local scribes, but by the manager, mayor or magistrate of the town where the Jew enjoys protected status, or where the Jew plans to settle down; in addition to certifying that the local maximum number of Jews will not be exceeded by the marriage, the marriage certificate shall also list the following, truthfully and separately: What assets does the groom have? What does the bride bring into the marriage, either in own assets, or as a dowry? And in what way the same is making a living, or is planning to make a living in the future.“
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Zweiter Band von E – H (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume II from E – H). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 63. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/29/2020