Oct. 27, 1803

Wedding License Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “Whereas there have been several cases, in which the IOUs and dowry certificates supplied by Jewish petitioners for a wedding license did not afford the required certainty; therefore, in the future, no such documents are to be accepted [by the license-granting authority], and instead, those who are willing to bestow the betrothed with a gift, shall deposit this gift with the office of economic affairs where the Jew belongs, and in Prague, with the elders of the Jewish community, to be given by them to the newlyweds.”
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 437. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/17/2020