Nov. 9, 1789

Ordinance #34909, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “No Jew-child shall be baptized before having reached the eighteenth year, unless a Jew-child of an age where the child is able to distinguish good and evil, but hasn’t reached the eighteenth year, on his or her own volition, should demand the baptism on the deathbed, in which case such a Jew-child may be baptized.”
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. Fünfter Band von R – S (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 V, from R through S). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 192. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/2/2020