Aug. 26, 1818

“Governmental Decree” issued by the Austria Government [Austrian Empire; Present-day Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland]: “[…] the Moravian and Silesian government are to inform and instruct the local authorities and dominions that they are to only to issue passports to Jews that permit them to visit the annual markets but in no way to engage in any kind of trade, and to inform the permit holders of the requirement, that they are to validate their passports/permits in all localities through which they travel and where the authorities are present, and to carry these on them, in case they are stopped [… otherwise they are to be] returned to their place of origin without further ado.”
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); (Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/12/2017