Feb. 11, 1816

“Decision” issued by Emperor Francis [Present-day Austria]: “[…] An Israeli, however, may only lease so much from a building, as is absolutely necessary for his own direct use, his housemates, and that of his business. […]” [Researcher’s note: While the Jewish-Patent of 1782 made is possible for Jews to chose a residence of their choosing, and the Royal Court Chancellery Decree of 1802 permitted Jews to freely select districts in which to live, other restrictions remained and/or were placed on Jews.]
Beyträge zur Politischen Gesetzeskunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate. Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim); Erster Band. (Wien; 1821) (Contributions to the Political Jurisprudence in the Austrian Imperial State. Volume I; Edited/Published by Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Count of Barth-Barthenheim)); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/17/2017