Jul. 2, 1774

“Decree” of the Senate of the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Nuremberg/Holy Roman Empire]: “After the attempts of the highly-commendable [City] Council of the Holy Roman City Nurnberg […] to mitigate the illegal usury and fraud of Jews on numerous occasions [… have failed …] we have found it necessary to issue a renewed ordinance regarding Jewish-usury […] and do not permit any local citizen to accept a [debt] from a Jew [… and to only accept those from authorized businessmen and tradesmen …] Jews are to especially refrain from loaning money to minor, seniors and those who are under the power of a guardianship or inexperienced citizens without the knowledge and permission of the local authorities [… or to do this …] among themselves outside of the cattle-markets that are permitted to them […] any such contract entered into in the future shall be considered unlawful and void. […]”
Johann Jacob Mosers Königlich-Dänischen Statsraths, Zusätze in seinem neuen Teutschen Staatsrecht; drinn, nebst vilen ungedruckten, zum Theil sehr wichtigen, Urkunden und Nachrichten, von allen neusten bekannten Deutschen (allgemeinen und besonderen,) Staatsangelegenheiten hinlänglicher Bericht ertheilet wird. Dritter und lezter Band. (Frankfurt und Leipzig; 1782); (Johann Jacob Moser’s Royal-Danish City Council, addition to his new German constitutional law; includes along with numerous unpublished documents and news, a sufficient report of the latest known German (general and special) state affairs. Third and last volume.) (Frankfurt and Leipzig; 1782); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/26/2020