Feb. 26, 1796

“Governmental Decree” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] The investigation of a foreign Jew, who has been accused of engaging in illegal trade must rule the aforementioned (Jew) guilty or not guilty. In the earlier case, the affective means (the aim) is to deter/scare off other Jews from engaging in such non-sense, [especially] if the perpetrator is expelled from Vienna immediately, after [his] residency-permit is revoked and [he is] deported past the border, and his name is reported with the Royal Imperial Chief Police-Authorities/Directive (‘k. k. Polizey-Oberdirection’) so that they can make a note of it and deny any application for entry/residency in the future […]”
Politische Verfassung der Israeliten im Lande unter der Enns und insbesondere in der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien. J. L. E. Graf von Barth-Barthenheim. (Wien; 1821). (‘Political Constitution of the Israelis in the Country under/near Enns and especially in the R[oyal] I[mperial] Capital and Royal Seat of Vienna. J. L. E. Count von Barth-Barthenheim. (Vienna; 1821)’); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/29/2018 ADD PAGE #