Aug. 1, 1794

“Decision” of the Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] Furthermore, if there are among the tolerated [Jews] in Vienna, marginally [acceptable/useful] Jews […] who [themselves] or whose children are suitable [for military service] – which means that they are not dignitaries/notables (‘Honoratioren’)*, they are subject to recruitment […]” [Researcher’s note: This meant that even though tolerated Jews were not considered true citizens (with full rights), they could be legally required to serve in the military by the magistrate. *Only Jewish wholesalers and those who had received the status of dignitaries – such as the very first accountants employed to maintain trade-books etc. – were exempt from having 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 12/14/2017 ADD PAGE #