Mar. 29, 1814

Ordinance, issued by Frederick VI, King of Denmark [Present-day Denmark]: “2. Immediately after the proclamation of this ordinance, the police departments of every administrative district shall produce a roster of all resident confessors of the Mosaic religion, and send this list to our Danish Chancellery. The same kind of list shall be sent in by the end of every January. 3. All debtor’s notes, testaments, marriage contracts, as well as all other documents that are produced by confessors of the Mosaic Religion, shall, in order to be valid, be written in German or Danish with Gothic or Latin letters, and the issuers shall use the convention of time and date commonly used in Our realm and Our lands. The same requirements apply to all business ledgers. 9. No synagogue may be maintained without Our most merciful and special permission. 19. Anyone who professes to the Mosaic religion and who is allowed to live longer in Denmark than is necessary for mere transit, for which at most a 14-day period is allowed, is obliged, regardless of gender or age, and under a penalty of 50 to 1,000 silver speciesthalers, to submit an application for any extended stay to the Chancellery, which We have authorized Our Danish Chancellery to grant, depending on the circumstances, for several months. Should the foreigner, during his stay, be found guilty of illegal trade, begging, or other unlawful conduct, he shall, in addition to being prosecuted and punished according to the law, immediately after the punishment is complete, be removed from the country by the police.”
Heinemann, Jeremiah (Ed.). Sammlung der die religiöse und bürgerliche Verfassung der Juden in den königlich Preussischen Staaten betreffenden Gesetze, Verordnungen, Gutachten, Berichte und Erkenntnisse [Collection of Laws, Ordinances, Evaluations, Reports and Findings Regarding the Religious and Civil Constitution of the Jews in the Prussian States]. Heymann: Berlin, 1831. Page 445. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/4/2020