Sept. 24, 1788

Decree, issued by Ludwig, Landgrave of Hesse [Present-day Germany]: “1. None of our officials shall permit a Jewish marriage, unless the proper marriage contract, written in German, has been confirmed in court. 2. No official shall allow a Jewish wedding, if the fiancée is a foreigner, without a written attestation by the court of her place of residence that the marriage contract has been confirmed there, as well.”
Von Gottes Gnaden Wir Ludwig, Landgraf zu Hessen… (By God’s Grace, We, Ludwig, Landgrave of Hesse… ). Hesse Decrees Collection; Folder 4; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 01/02/2020