Jun. 21, 1814

Prohibition regarding the hiring of foreign Jewish (trade-)aids (’Handlungsknechte’) issued by the Grand Duke Fredrick Francis I (‘Friedrich Franz’) of Mecklenburg-Schwerin [Present-day Germany; Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin]: “Fredrick Francis […] Since it still occurs that a number of local Jews take on foreigns, who are of their religion, as trade aids and servants, in violation of the explicit order [as defined] in § III. of Our constitution from February 22, 1813, which is why Our Ordinance from August 14, 1810, is herewith renewed emphatically and all Jewish denizens, who do not have a peddling-license (‘Hausir-Concession’) are seriously reminded of the aforementioned prohibition in § III. at the [threat] of twenty Rthlr [Reichsthaler] for each transgression […] Everyone is ordered to dismiss all already hired foreign trade-aids and servants within three months and to refrain from taking on such Jews into their service in the future, except those who have been legitimized by Our tax-commission and via an attest […]”
Gesetzsammlung für die Mecklenburg-Schwerin’schen Lande. Zweite Folge, umfassend den Zeitraum vom Anfange dieses Jahrhunderts bis zum Jahre 1852. Herausgegeben von H. F. W. Raabe, Canzleiadvocaten. IV Band. (Collection of Laws for the lands/region of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Second edition, covering the period starting this century until 1852. Edited by H. F. W. Raabe, advocate. Volume IV.); (1852); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/31/2020