Feb. 15, 1765

“Royal Court Decision” issued by the Austrian Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] If a Jewish child, after having reached a legal age or emancipation, has with utter conviction chosen to receive baptism – even against the wishes of his/her parents – the Jewish parents or guardians are to be required to guarantee the child not only alimony [payments] but also the child’s portion of any realty or [instead] a guarantee. […]”
Politische Verfassung der Israeliten im Lande unter der Enns und insbesondere in der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien. J. L. E. Graf von Barth-Barthenheim. (Wien; 1821). (Political Constitution of the Israelis in the Country under/near Enns and especially in the R[oyal] I[mperial] Capital and Royal Seat of Vienna. J. L. E. Count von Barth-Barthenheim.); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/18/2018 ADD PAGE #