Jun. 13, 1797

“Governmental Decree” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] the Royal Imperial Chief Police Authority/Directive (‘k. k. Polizey-Oberdirection’) is directed to instruct the police guards/sentinels set up at the borders (‘Linien’) to clearly include on each [piece of] paper which they give out to arriving Jews in return for their withheld passports, […] the exact day of the[ir] arrival so that it can be reliably retrieved/accessed in the future, [and determined] as to how well the statements/claims of these sojourners are based on truth or deviate from it. […]”
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 11/3/2017