Nov. 4, 1800

“Governmental Decree” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] if/when a Jew asks/requests to travel to Austria, he is to be issued a special passport for this land/country without the addition of any other country and with the omission of the word ‘trade,’ […] and that it should be mentioned at the end that they are prohibited from engaging in any kind of peddling […] and/or unauthorized trade. The Lower Austrian County Offices are to instruct the dominions (‘Dominien’) to disregard trade or peddling passes for Austria issued to Jews in other provinces in the future, but rather to confiscate such trade permissions from them (Jews) and to issue traveling passports for them instead […] since it is prohibited for Jews to stay (be present) on the countryside and to engage in trade in Austria except on annual markets.”
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 10/12/2017