Jun. 29, 1770

Mandate issued by Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxony, for the Principality of Eisenach [Present-day Germany]: “I. Neither puppeteering Jews, nor traveling-show Jews, nor beggar-Jews are tolerated in our principality. II. Any Jews who have obtained special permission to enter the principality, shall refrain from selling stolen goods, as well as from carrying or selling any wares made of silk or cotton, except in the public, reoccurring markets; however, they shall not be seen anywhere in this principality on Sundays or feast days, under penalty of a fine of ten thalers. III. Any contract between a Jew and a Christian exceeding five thalers and to be paid later to the Jew, shall be documented and inspected by the local authorities. IV. In the case of installments to be made by a Christian to a Jew, only a court-approved document shall constitute a valid claim to such payments.”
“Mandat, den Judenhandel in dem Fürsthentum Eisenach betreffend [Mandate regarding the Jewish Trade in the Principality of Eisenach],” 6/29/1770; Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 39; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/2/2019