Jul. 5, 1773

“Resale of Sheep’s Wool,” royal resolution issued by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria [Austria]: “The purchase of sheep’s wool by Jews with the intent of reselling, rampant across the land, is to cease completely and under penalty of confiscation.”
Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien (1526-1847), Vol. I. A.F. Pribram. Vienna, 1918. p. 422. Accessed online; Translated by Dominik Jacobs 3/20/2016