Dec. 30, 1793

Order, issued by Christian VII, King of Denmark and Norway [Present-day Denmark, Norway]: “1. The foreign Jews and Jewesses who, without being able to prove any legal residence, [nevertheless] are in Copenhagen, shall be penalized for the first time by paying a mulct of 50 imperial thalers, and in the absence of assets, spend 14 days on bread and water; for the second time, with half a year’s work in the improvement house; and each time, after the end of the imprisonment or the payment of the fine, be deported at their own expense, but if they have no assets, then at the expense of the Jewish nation. 2. The elders of the Jewish nation, should they neglect their duties with respect to the reporting of foreign Jews and Jewesses, shall pay a mulct of 100 imperial thalers for the first occurrence, and double that amount for each time thereafter. 3. Any police officer who, according to the rescript of March 24, 1774, is to search for foreign Jews, if he neglects to do so, shall be punished for the first time by paying a fine of 10 imperial thalers, to be garnished from the 80 imperial thalers he is paid; for the second time, by 14 days imprisonment on water and bread; and for the third time, by having his commission revoked.”
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 38. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/18/2020