Jun. 30, 1820

“Decree” issued by the Royal Court Chancellery [Austrian Empire; Present-day Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary]: “[…] therefore, the authorized trades people and chandlers are prohibited – under any pretext – from selling nitric acid and gun powder to a Jew or leaving/giving it to them in any other way, except if he produces a document from a Christian party, that shows that the nitric acid and the powder belongs to them and that they have no other means to receive such goods. […] Even then, the nitric acid and the powder are to be only in the custody and supervision of the Jew […] and if it is found out to be false, the issuer of the document is to be treated as a smuggler. […]”
Politische Verfassung der Israeliten im Lande unter der Enns und insbesondere in der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien. J. L. E. Graf von Barth-Barthenheim. (Wien; 1821). (Political Constitution of the Israelis in the Country under/near Enns and especially in the R[oyal] I[mperial] Capital and Royal Seat of Vienna. J. L. E. Count von Barth-Barthenheim.); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/22/2018 ADD PAGE #