Mar. 14, 1781

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Magistrate at Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “The Jewish families living in the parish of the [Church of the] Holy Spirit must be compelled by the magistrates to make semi-annual payments to the clergy of the church and its servants, so that those Jews who own a house or a farm pay the sum of 2 to 4 imperial thalers annually; and those who rent rooms for themselves, from 3 marks to 2 imperial thalers. This money is to be collected by the Jewish elders twice a year, one half every Easter, and the other half every St. Michael’s Day, and then handed over to the bishop, to be shared between the priests and the church officers.”
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 88. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/1/2020