Oct. 10, 1780

Ordinance, issued by George III, King of Great Britain, King of Ireland, Prince-Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg [Present-day Germany]: “All authorities and officials are hereby ordered to refrain from issuing passports, lodging permits and the like to foreign, vagabond Jews, lest they incur a severe punishment. Country roads shall be patrolled diligently, and any such riffraff, once in the custody of the authorities, shall be put in jail for one or more days, depending on the circumstances; and repeat offenders be put to hard labor in the quarry.”
“Erneuerte Verordnung wider die Betteljuden [Updated Ordinance against Mendicant Jews],” 10/10/1780; Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 107 f.; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/16/2019