Feb. 8, 1766

“Ordinance, according which all arriving Jews are to behave/conduct themselves” issued by the [City] Council of Riga [Present-day Latvia]: “[…] 1) All Jews who come here for business shall be beholden to report to the innkeeper chosen by the authorities as soon as they arrive […]. 2) As to how much each is to pay for their accommodations at the Jewish-hostel […] was determined in a tax[-regulation] on June 3, 1765, and has been included [here] at the end, which all Jews, as well as the innkeeper, must adhere to. 4) No one is to offer a Jew accommodation or face a fine of 100 Reichsthaler […]. 5) Jews may import and sell grains, seeds, hemp, flax, ash, wax, honey, tallow, leather, and all sorts of items made of wood […] however, they may only sell these to local citizens […]. 7) Jews may not peddle with junk items […].” [Researcher’s note: The above ordinance contains 14 points and has been abbreviated to fit the allocated space. It can be found in its entirety in the cited source.]
Buchholz, Anton: Geschichte der Juden in Riga bis zur Begründung der Rigischen Hebräergemeinde im J. 1842. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Russlands. (History of the Jews in Riga until the foundation of the Hebrew community of Riga in the year 1842. Published by the Society for History and Antiquity of the Baltic-See provinces of Russia.); (Riga; 1899); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/4/2020