Feb. 15, 1825

Ordinance, issued by the Interior and Police Ministry of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “Since the dissemination of counterfeit coins is usually facilitated by Jewish merchants, all police agencies are hereby ordered to issue passports for domestic travel to such Jewish travelers only after clear evidence of their integrity and good moral character has been produced; even any alteration of travel route requested by the passport bearer shall only be granted in urgent cases, and only to those applicants completely free from suspicion. Under no circumstances shall the destination of travel, as indicated in the passport, be changed.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens im Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 292. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/14/2020