Jul. 16, 1788

“Royal Court Decree” issued by the Austrian Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] The Jews in the State of Austria, are to be used in the military service – just like all the other subjects; however, not as armed [soldiers with rifles] (‘zum Feuergewehr’), but only as cartage-servants (‘Fuhrwesenknechte’) […]” [Researcher’s note: A decree was issued on March 9, 1789, which permitted Jews to serve in the military as soldiers who were “permitted to carry rifles” if they so choose.]
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 12/12/2017 ADD PAGE #