Jan. 2, 1783

“Decree” issued by the Royal Court Chancellery [Present-day Austria]: “[…] Jews (Jewry) who are [coming] from German and Bohemian hereditary lands (‘Erbländer’) as well as those from Galicia, are to be permitted to travel freely in and out of Hungary when they are able to present an extremely reliable certificate issued by their local authority (‘Kreishauptleute’) or the city’s magistrate which must contain a description of the person; and the presently required entry tax/fee of 1 fl. shall only be required of foreign Jews and their children, who are traveling there for business or other reasons – no matter whether the children are of age or minors […] circumvention of this tax/fee shall be fined by tripling (‘cum triplo’) the fee on the first offense, and repeated violation (entry without payment) is to be punished with more severity. […]”
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 12/19/2017