Mar. 17, 1800

Ordinance #8574, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “At all times, county offices are to notify the county rabbis, for their guidance and certainty, of a given wedding license by way of the original document or via a written copy, while simultaneously ordering them to unite the bride and groom in matrimony only after the betrothed have shown a receipt for advance payments, or securities, covering 3 years of taxes.”
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Sechster Band von T – Z [Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume VI, from T through Z]. Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 163. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/2/2020