Feb. 9, 1780

“Rescript” issued Frederick Francis I, Duke of Mecklenburg and addressed to this government [Present-day Germany; Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin]: “Frederick Francis, Duke of Mecklenburg […] a Jewish girl/wench (‘Juden-Dirne’)* who is alleged to have been impregnated by a Jew outside of marriage and who has settled in our domain/jurisdiction, is to receive the usual punishment […] however, the matter is to be handled/processed as quickly as possible. […]” [Researcher’s note: *Dirne can refer to a young woman or a prostitute.]
Sammlung aller für das Großherzogthum Mecklenburg-Schwerin gültigen Landes-Gesetze von den ältesten Zeiten bis zu Ende des Jahres 1834. Dritter Band.(Collection of all state laws issued in the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from the earliest times to the end of 1834. 3rd Volume.); (Wismar; 1835); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/19/2020