Jun. 5, 1769

“Publication/Order” issued by the [City] Council of Riga [Present-day Latvia]: “[…] all arriving Jews, except privileged ones (those with special permits) and those who have been required/obliged to remain on their rafts (‘Flössen’) and river-ships (‘Strusen’) are to find accommodation in the Jewish-hostel […] plus, all departing Jews, who have already received passports from the Livonian general-government-chancellery (‘Generalgouvernementskanzellei’), are not to stay more than two days in Riga.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original text both of which can be found 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