Nov. 18, 1771

Ordinance, issued by the Danish Chancellery [Present-day Denmark]: “Art. 4. No Jew who does not have a royal letter of safe passage may be put ashore anywhere in Denmark, regardless of what passport he may bring from foreign places, and those Jews who reside in the provinces must not be transferred to Zealand without carrying the appropriate passport and proof that he is traveling in the course of a lawful pursuit, as well as the date of his return home. Whoever houses or conceals a traveling Jew, without reporting it, shall, in addition to the mulct provided for in Article 1, be punished according to law, such as in a house of corrections, and the skipper or ferryman who transports any such Jew shall, under the ordinances of December 10, 1748, and October 7, 1750, be obliged, in addition to bringing back such Jews, to pay 10 imperial thalers for each Jew, or in the absence of payment, he shall suffer corporal punishment, in accordance with the ordinance of December 6, 1743.” [Researcher’s note: Zealand is the largest island in Denmark proper; its most prominent city is Copenhagen, the Danish capital.]
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 34. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/29/2020