Nov. 12, 1795

“Decree” issued by the Bohemian Government [Present-day Czech Republic]: “[…] in case a Jew departs from Bohemia and travels to another heredity land without a registration permit (‘Meldezettel’), which is legally required [of him], he shall pay 2 Gulden (fl.) penalty for each day he is absent. The fine will be converted to a prison sentence for those who do not have the [necessary] funds […].” [Researcher’s note: Jews, who were unable to pre-pay the required taxes while they were gone, or name a covenant who would pay the required taxes in their place – whether they lived in Prague or on the countryside – were not granted [departure] permits.]
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim)); (Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/28/2017