Mar. 8, 1781

“Ordinance” issued by Adolphus Fredrick (‘Adolf Friedrich’) IV [Archduchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; Present-day Germany]: “[…] Between now and May first [of this same year] all Jews, who are not privileged,* or have been granted concession* or a passport, shall leave the Dukain lands/territories to avoid severe capital punishment, penitentiary/prison, or even [labor]camps (‘Karrenstrafe’) […] However, the widows, the children of the aforementioned escort-Jews (‘Gleitsjuden’) […] as well as the truly sick are exempt [from this ordinance]. […] The eldest (representatives) and principles of the Jewry shall now and in the future report violators of this ordinance by name to the Dukian government or lose their own privilege* (‘privilegii’).” [Researcher’s note: *The term refers in one form or another to permits issued to Jews which allowed them to reside in a certain domain in Europe.]
Repertorium der in den Herzogthum Mecklenburg-Strelitz geltenden Verordnungen. Herausgegeben von Kanzley-Rath von Kamptz zu Neustrelitz. (“Repertory of the valid/issued ordinances in the Duchy of Meckenburg-Strelitz. Edited by Legal Council of Kamptz of Neustrelitz.”); (Neubrandenburg; 1794); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/5/2018