Mar. 24, 1774

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery, to the magistrates and the chief of police in Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “Regarding the procedure for foreign and roaming Jews and Jewesses (to prevent such Jews from straying): The foreign, roaming Jews and Jewesses who cannot prove their official authorization to be in Denmark, shall be returned to their origin, at the expense of the Jewish nation. And, if the magistrate there considers it useful that the officer of the Jewish community, tasked with the search for foreign Jews, should not depend upon the elders alone; then the King ordains that this officer must neither be appointed nor dismissed without the consent of the chief of police, and used by the chief as a deputy from the Jewish nation, which is why he shall be paid by the police department, out of fines collected.”
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 35. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/29/2020