Jan. 13, 1808

“State Regulations/Ordinances” (‘Landesherrliche Verordnungen’) issued by the Secret Council of the Grand Duchy of Baden, Police Department [Present-day Germany; Grand Duchy of Baden]: “1) Regarding the treatment of transient (‘landfahrende’) [beggar] Jews. […] all Jews, who move around without a homeland, and who do not have a purpose other than to move from one place to another and to be guests of local Jews and to live off of them or to pursue minor trades with ribbons and [eye]-glasses and such things […] must from now on, be given a passport on which their route is clearly defined when they wish to travel through the domains of the Grand Duchy, and should they be found away from this path, [they should] be seen as vagabonds and treated as such […]” [Researcher’s note: The above regulation was made public via a governmental paper (‘Regierungsblatt’) of the Grand-Duchy of Baden on January 27, 1808.]
Vollständige Sammlung der Großherzoglichen Badischen Regierungsblätter von deren Entstehung 1803 bis Ende 1833. Erster Band, enthält die Jahre 1803 bis Ende 1825. Carlsruhe und Baden; 1834); (Complete collection of governmental papers/documents of Grand-Duchy of Baden from its establishment in 1803 until its end in1833. First volume, contains the years 1803 until 1825.); (Karlsruhe and Baden; 1834); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/19/2020