Apr. 3, 1789

“Jewish Tax in Bohemia” issued by Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II [Present-day Austria]: “[…] 1) […] The number of Jews, which were [limited to] 8541 until now, has been increased to 8600. 2) The government is to split the newly arriving Jewish families among the currently existing Jewish communities and to determine/fix the number of these families in such communities. 3) In the future, therefore, no Jew can receive a family-number before he has identified himself and shown to hold the necessary wealth/funds in order to maintain a family and has also fulfilled all other necessary requirements to get married. 4) If after some time the number of [Jewish] families increase in those communities without the knowledge of the local authorities (‘Kreisamt’), and should it be proven that the authorities had pre-knowledge and have permitted such an […] increase, they are to be fined 100 Gulden; the implicated officer 50 Gulden, and the Jewish community, where the additional families have been found, 10 Ducats (Dukaten’). […]” [Researcher’s note: This regulation is several pages long and contains §37; it has been abbreviated here to fit the allocated space.]
Politischer Coder. Dreizehnter Band. Josephinische Gesetze von 1789 bis 20 Febr. 1790. U. D. Politischer Coder, oder wesentliche Darstellung sämmtlicher, die k. k. Staaten betreffende Gesetze, und Verordnungen im politischen Fache. Practisch bearbeitet von Ignaz de Luca, k. k. Rath and Professor an der hiesigen Universität. Dreizehnter Band. Mit allerhöchster Genehmigung; (Wien; 1794); (Political Coder. Thirteenth volume. Law of Joseph from 1789 to Feb. 20, 1790. U. D. Political coder, or essential representation of all r[oyal] i[mperial] laws and regulation in the political field. Edited for practicality by Iganz de Luca, r[oyal] i[mperial] council and professor at the local University. Thirteenth volume. [Printed] with the royal permission); (Vienna; 1794); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/22/2018