Nov. 19, 1808

“Resolution Whether Jews are Allowed to Own Land” issued by the Prussian Government [Prussia / Present-day Germany, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic]: “In response to a Jewish merchant’s inquiry whether Jews are allowed to own land in Poland, the Prussian government refers to a law issued on November 19, 1808, which prohibits Jews from acquiring land. It is said that even though this law was never formally published in the former Duchy of Warsaw, it is nonetheless valid, as it is for him.” [Researcher’s note: This notice is from 5/19/1828 validating the law of 11/19/1808, which is stated as “never formally published.”]
Heinemann, Jeremias.: Sammlung der religiösen und bürgerliche Verfassung der Juden in den königl. Preuß Staaten betreffend den Gesetze, Vervordnungen, Gutaschten, Berichte und Erkenntinisse. 1831; p. 40. Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/27/2015