Oct. 22, 1809

Decree issued by Frederick William III, King of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “We are instructing you to consider, in the course of trade and other business, the Jews of all ceded provinces as foreigners.”
“Von Gottes Gnaden Friedrich Wilhelm König von Preussen… [By the Grace of God, Friederick William, King of Prussia…],” 10/22/1809; Decrees Collection; AR 379; Box 1; Folder 40; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 12/2/2019