Aug. 9, 1796

“Governmental Decree” (“Regierungsdecret”) issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “‘Toleration [permits] do not extend/transfer to widows and the children of the tolerated.’ Toleration [permits] are only granted to heads of families and their wives and children, who are only partakers of these [permits] as necessary companions [of the tolerated]. […] therefore, as soon as a tolerated head of a family stops [to exist], the toleration [permit] extinguishes as well. ‘Widows of tolerated [Jews] must apply for their own toleration [permit].’ After the death of a tolerated head of a family, a widow who wishes to account for her own family, is required to apply for her own toleration [permit] within the first six weeks after the death of her husband […] or otherwise face severe punishment. […]”
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 10/23/2017