Sept. 29, 1785

Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “Even though in Bohemian and Austrian hereditary lands, Jews are generally excluded from the purchase of state-owned or other public buildings; nevertheless, His Majesty has allowed to make an exception to this rule, in places where Jews are already tolerated: when, in particular, a wealthy Jew wishes to utilize such a building for the operation of a necessary and useful factory and finds himself able to undertake such a business; whereas, at the same time, it is ordered that in every single occurrence of this kind, confirmation of the pending sale must be obtained from the highest authorities.”
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Zweiter Band von E – H (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume II from E – H). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 382. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/24/2020