Mar. 11, 1805

“Royal Court Chancellery Decree” issued by the Royal Court Chancellery [Present-day Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary]: “[…] the claim (rumor) – according to the Tolerance Patent of 1782 – that a Jew, who converts to the Catholic faith, [automatically] loses his former way of earning a living is unfounded, because it would be unseemly to treat a Catholic harsher than a Jew in a Catholic state […] and it goes without saying that if a Jew receives a toleration permit for a specific business, which only happens with so-called exchange/market Jews (‘Börse-Juden’) that he [should] continue with that line of work […].”
Politische Verfassung der Israeliten im Lande unter der Enns und insbesondere in der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien. J. L. E. Graf von Barth-Barthenheim. (Wien; 1821). (Political Constitution of the Israelis in the Country under/near Enns and especially in the R[oyal] I[mperial] Capital and Royal Seat of Vienna. J. L. E. Count von Barth-Barthenheim.); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/19/2018