Feb. 2, 1820

Decree #1908, issued by the state government of Posen [Present-day Germany]: “We task all government agencies issuing passports, to pay particular attention to Jewish paupers. They are not to be issued passports, unless they can prove that they have a substantial business at their destination, and sufficient funds for traveling. At the same time, we demand that all subordinate government agencies arrest Jews who are found without passport immediately, and to treat them as vagabonds.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens in Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 283. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/1/2020