Feb. 24, 1792

“Royal Court Decree” issued by the Austrian Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] The Polish Jews, who are pursuing a legitimate trade with goods, are also to register with the authorities and have them issue a permit that proves/shows that they are eligible and genuine trades people. […] all Jews who have not been recognized by the authorities to be trading-Jews are prohibited to issue a ‘dry’ exchange. […]” [Researcher’s note: This decree was published as a circular on March 16, 1792. A ‘dry’ exchange most likely referred to an exchange that involved an IOU.]
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 6/17/2017