Apr. 11, 1766

“Decree of the Court Chambers to the Lower-Austrian government” [Lower-Austria; Austria]: “[…] No Jewish parties are allowed to wed without the permission of the authorities, nor are Jews to receive a consent to wed without having paid the necessary taxes, […] and the ‘class’* which the Jewish groom and bride have chosen is to be noted clearly [in their passports]; […] furthermore, praying at home is not permitted for Jewish families and will be strongly punished when discovered.” [Researcher’s note: *Jews were given the choice to pick one of three “classes” they “wanted” to associate with. The “wealthy” had to pay 200 Gulden; the “middle” had to pay 100 Gulden, and the “poor” class had to pay 25 Gulden.]
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918; p. 390, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/13/2016