Aug. 4, 1801

Wedding License Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “[…] Government offices and magistrates, being responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of the documents and reports they produce, shall not be satisfied with mere claims made by Jews, but reliably investigate the truth or untruth in the information given. […] A second-born Jew [who petitions for a wedding license] must always prove his birth order beyond any doubt, and he must likewise document whether he and his bride are natural-born Bohemian Jews, including his birthplace, its dominion and county, since even Moravian Jews are considered foreigners, as opposed to the Bohemian Jewry, in which case a foreign Jewess, if she desires to marry a privileged Jew in Bohemia, shall bring 5,000 guilders into the country, and a foreign Jew 10,000 guilders, but into the capital of Prague, either one shall bring 20,000 guilders.”
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1801 bis Ende 1825. Siebenter Band. (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1801 until the End of 1825. Volume VII). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1829. Page 427. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/17/2020