Dec. 10, 1793

“Decree” issued by the Royal Court Chancellery [Present-day Austria]: “[…] Jews who are fit for [military] service […] but who are without means and cannot afford the exemption amount (‘Reluitionssumme’)* of 140 fl.** are to be required to serve (personally) as a recruit [in the military]. […]” [Researcher’s note: *At that time, men (of a certain age) were either required to serve in the military or pay a fee that would absolve them of this duty. **The exemption amount of 140 fl. required of Jews was in fact twice as high as the amount required of other males who were deemed fit to serve in the military.]
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 12/13/2017