Aug. 20, 1800

Decree, issued by William IX, Landgrave of Hesse, for the City of Hanau [Present-day Germany]: “5. If a borrower is a resident farmer, a regular citizen, or a professional, Jews, as lenders, shall have any loans over twenty imperial thalers certified by a court. 8. Jews who are in violation of the laws on interest will, in addition to the regular penalties, also lose their protection.”
William IX (Landgrave of Hesse). Zusätze u. Verbesserungen z. Judenordnung v. Jahre 1749 (Addenda and Improvements to the Jew-Ordinance of 1749). Library of the University of Frankfurt (Digital Edition): Frankfurt, 2013. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/13/2020