Mar. 5, 1823

Ordinance #2042, issued by the government of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “In response to numerous complaints, about Jewish paupers and [vagabonds] who attempt to circumvent what is stated in their passports and roam about neighboring provinces for the purpose of door-to-door sales or begging, all offices tasked with the issuance of passports are hereby referred to the contents of the ordinance dated July 26, 1821; at the same time, they are also ordered to admonish every Jewish applicant that even the slightest deviation from the contents of his passport will result in his being treated, without any lenience, as a vagabond.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens im Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 288. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/13/2020