Dec. 15, 1777

“Consensus” decree of Maria Theresa [Archdukedom of Austria / Present-day Austria]: “We, Maria Theresa, […] are letting all of Our offices, district governors, authorities, judges, communities, subjects, and citizens, […] in Our Archdukedom of Austria know […] that we have decided […] to have now also all women and Jews be ‘described’ (counted) along with draft animals.”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918; p. 428, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/19/2016