Feb. 2, 1782

“Patent” issued by Emperor Francis [Present-day Austria]: “The permit-issuing authority can approve or deny – depending on the circumstances – permits to Jews to pursue a business, over which [permits] then the superior Court Office (‘Hofstelle’) has the last expertise (say), and things then take place in the same manner as they occur for Christians who seek this freedom (permit).”
Beyträge zur Politischen Gesetzeskunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate. Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim); Erster Band. (Wien; 1821) (Contributions to the Political Jurisprudence in the Austrian Imperial State. Volume I; Edited/Published by Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Count of Barth-Barthenheim)); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani, 4/20/2018 ADD PAGE #