Nov. 13, 1823

“Royal Court Decree” issued by the Austrian Royal Court issued for Moravia and Silesia [Austrian Empire, Present-day Austria, Czech Republic, Germany]: “[…] Jews, who are real/legal families (‘wirkliche Familianten’)* may purchase authorized brandy-houses (brandy taverns) […] however, they are only allowed to lease [royal] pieces of land (‘Dominikal-Ansiedlungen’) and such properties as outlined in the Supreme Toleration Patent of February 23, 1782 paragraph 6 […]. Jews, who do not have any family-number (‘Familien-Stellen’)**, are to be completely excluded from owning authorized brandy-houses and leasing [royal] pieces of land […] except if he were to inherit such brandy-house […] though this [inheritance] does not give him any claim on a family-number (‘Familien-Stelle’)** […]” [Researcher’s note: *”Familianten” must refer to Jews who resided in Vienna legally.  **”Familien-Stellen” referred to a pre-set number of spots that could be granted to Jews applying for residency in Austria and the hereditary lands. This predetermined number of spots could not be surpassed. This decree was made public via a circular on December 5, 1823.]
Handbuch der provinziellen Gesetzkunde von Mähren und Schlesien. Von Johann Bernardt, jüstiziar des Olmützer Erzbisthumes; (Olmütz; 1848); (“Handbook of Provincial Law of Moravia, Silesia. By Johann Bernardt, Justice of the Archdiocese of Olomouc (Olomouc; 1848); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 9/22/2018