Nov. 25, 1828

Decree, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Governor of the County of Sorø [Present-day Denmark]: “The Chancellery welcomes what the governor had expressed in his statement on a petition by a member of the Mosaic religious community, in which he solicits the college’s resolution on whether the social services of the market towns outside of Copenhagen are obliged to bear the burial costs of the resident Jews, when the estate of the deceased is insufficient to pay the reported costs. Since the burial can probably take place at any consecrated churchyard, as long as the ceremonies are not performed by one of their rabbis, any increased expenses could generally be regarded as unnecessary or at least as founded in the religion of the Mosaic faithful, and therefore ceremonies for which the ordinary social services should not incur any expense beyond what is necessary, whereas those who claim that the corpse should be transported to and interred in some far-flung place, are also likely to be obliged to be absent from the burial, or are at least causing increased costs.”
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 349. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/3/2020