Apr. 17, 1787

“Burial of the Dead,” decree issued by the government of Lower Austria [Austria]: “Jews may bury their dead only after 48 hours have passed since the time of death; exceptions may be issued only in the case of highly contagious diseases. Violators are to be fined appropriately by the police.“
Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien (1526-1847), Vol. I. A.F. Pribram. Vienna, 1918. p. 582. Accessed online; Translated by Dominik Jacobs 3/20/2016