Aug. 13, 1801

“General Trade Regulation” issued by the Rechenei-Amt* [Present-day Germany; Free City of Frankfurt]: “Since a number of exchange/money and merchandize brokers have submitted complaints to the Rechenei-Amt* for a while that a number of Christians, but to a much greater [extent], Jews, who are not even established citizens, and are therefore not even permitted to trade […] have been trading with money and merchandize to their detriment […] the local authorities are to keep an eye on this and to put a stop to this nonsense [so that ] no one is to become a trader/broker without a permission from the authorities […] and Christian transgressors are to be fined 30 Thaler […] whereas Jewish unlawful brokers are to be fined 50 Thaler […] and repeat-violators are to pay double the fine […]” [Researcher’s note: Rechenei/Recheney-Amt was an administrative office in charge of overseeing levies and (special) taxation.]
Sammlung der Verordnungen der Reichsstadt Frankfurt von Johnn Conradin Beyerbach. Eilfter Theil. (Collection of ordinance of the Imperial City of Frankfurt. Part eleven.); (Frankfurt am Main; 1818); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/3/2020