Jan. 17, 1800

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Governor and the Bishop of Viborg [Present-day Denmark]: “Regarding the Sabbath and holy feast days of Jews in the Viborg Penitentiary: The parish priest for the South Parish in the trade city of Viborg, together with the Vice Superintendent of Penitentiaries, has submitted the question whether incarcerated Jews who are sentenced to forced labor should not be completely exempt from such labor on Saturdays; and whether such Jews, with sufficient caution and with the approval of the warden, may be discharged on account of the solemnity of their particular feasts, and in such cases the number of days off determined? Therefore, notice is hereby given that, while it goes without saying that Jews should not neglect their worship, it shall be determined by the penitentiary wardens when and how long during the day, for the duration of their holy days, Jewish prisoners, under sufficient caution, may comply with their Sabbath and holidays.”
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 200. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/16/2020