Jul. 18, 1815

Decree, issued by the Crownland Section of the royal government of Württemberg [Present-day Germany]: “In the name of the King! His Royal Majesty has most graciously approved a new regulation for the protection taxes of Jews, according to which all places in the kingdom are divided into three classes, and protected Jews shall pay to the royal tax chamber an annual protection fee of 12 guilders in first-class places, 8 guilders in second-class places, and 4 guilders in third-class places. The first class is comprised of cities with a population of 5,000 or more; the second class, of cities with at least 3,000 residents; and the third class consists of smaller towns. […]”
Mayer, F.F. (ed.). Sammlung der württembergischen Gesetze in Betreff der Israeliten (Collection of Württembergian Laws Regarding the Israelites). Fues: Tübingen, 1847. Page 20. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/19/2020