May 2, 1810

“Mandate, which contains the conditions under which foreign Jews may apply for permission to win citizenship in the towns,” issued by the Danish Chancellery [Present-day Denmark]: “The King has laid down the following provisions as to how foreign confessors of the Jewish religion may apply for permission to settle in this country. 1) Anyone who professes to the Jewish religion and is not born in Denmark, if he wants to apply to settle here, as a merchant or tradesman, shall not only bring evidence of his good moral conduct from the places of the past where he has hitherto resided; but also give evidence to the Chancellery that he has deposited a capital sum in a bank account which earns an annual interest of 64 speciethalers if he wants to trade wholesale, and of 32 speciethalers if he wants to be a retailer, before a Letter of Safe Conduct can be issued to him. 2) On the other hand, a foreign Jew who proves either to have learned a craft, or another trade beneficial to the State, and thereby will make a living, and if his good conduct has been proven sufficiently, may be hopeful of acquiring the license, without being subject to the obligation to deposit a capital sum in a bank account. 3) The confessors of this religion may in the future, once they are notified of their Letter of Safe Conduct, be exempted from paying anything to the appropriate police station according to the rescript of August 17, 1736 and other decrees, though they shall be obliged, upon application for the license, not to abandon their way of living allowed to them in this country, which they will follow, and, when the Letter of Safe Conduct is obtained, they will gain citizenship on account of this occupation, without being allowed to change the same, unless a new Letter is obtained; and they shall in all respects be obligated to be subservient to the King’s native subjects.”
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 23. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/16/2020