Apr. 12, 1817

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Magistrate at Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “Regarding the auditing of the accounts of the Jewish community’s income and expenditures in Copenhagen: On the occasion of reviewing the fact that the representatives of the Mosaic faith community, despite the regulations of March 29, 1814 (Art. 7), do not forward their annual accounting of the income and expenditures of their community with due promptness, and the opinion of said representatives that their congregation’s accounts, according to the highest rescript of May 22, 1816, should not have to be submitted to the Chancellery for inspection, the Copenhagen Magistrate, in his letter dated March 24, 1817, petitioned that the Jewish accountants, by coercive means, must be required to submit their audit within a specific time frame. The Chancellery does not fail to report on this occasion most conveniently: 1) that the Magistrate may impose on the accountants a daily fine of 1 silver imperial thaler, which shall double after eight days, is imposed weekly and payable within four weeks, and 2) that the rescript of May 22, 1816, does not make any change in the regulations of March 29, 1814, Art. 7 with regard to the mandatory audits of the accounts of the Mosaic faith community.”
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 240. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/16/2020