May 6, 1774

Cabinet’s order addressed to the General Director of the Justice Department [Prussia / Present-day Germany, Poland, Czech Republic]: “Jewish elders are to be held accountable for fraudulent bankruptcies too, if they failed to prevent them.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Dritter Teil, 2. Akten, 1. Halbband (The Prussian State and the Jews) (1971) p. 570, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani on 1/26/2016