Sept. 7, 1809

“Regarding the Treatment of Traveling Jews” issued by Interior Minister von Hacke [Grand Duchy of Baden; Present-day Germany]: “In regards to the previously issued ordinance of January 13 […] 1808, and due to the regulations which have been passed since in the neighboring states, it is henceforth ordered: Foreign Jews, who – while arriving at the border give reason for concern – judging by their outward appearance – that they are going to make their way [through the land] by begging or any other illegal or unlawful manner, may they be with or without a family (in the latter case the utmost attention is to be paid), are not to be permitted entry into the Grand Duchy [of Bavaria], even if they can present a valid passport, but their business, which they have in the land, is not specifically and clearly noted in the passport, or if they cannot provide any other sufficient [identification] to the border-police-authorities. Only in such cases [where proper IDs have been presented] can the onward journey be permitted […] and [after] the traveling Jews have been instructed to remain in the area where their business takes them, and [told] to stay exactly on a specific road, which they are not permitted to deviate from. The appropriate authorities (‘Behörden’) are to watch over the exact implementation of this regulation. […]”
Instruction für die Polizei-Aufsichtspersonale des Großherzogthums Baden (Instruction for the Police Supervisor-Staff of the Grand Duchy of Baden issued by the Ministry of the Interior of Baden’[by the Ministerium of the Interior of Baden]); (Karlsruhe and Baden; 1827); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/10/2018