Dec. 11, 1833

Ordinance, issued by the Department of the Interior of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “Polish Jews who bear passports issued by the Russian Lord Governor or the Imperial Russian War-Government at Warsaw, shall be admitted to the Prussian states as long as, and only if, they are accompanied by a certified German translation. However, the first police agency at the border shall investigate, first and foremost: 1. the legitimation of the passport bearer; 2. the purpose of his travel, and 3. his possession of the necessary means, and admit him to Prussia only after the investigation is both complete and satisfactory. However, the permitted duration of his travel, as well as a precise travel route, shall be documented by the agency in the passport, and, if necessary, the validity of the passport may be limited to four weeks or eight weeks, depending on the circumstances, even if the passport was originally valid for a longer time.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens im Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 296. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/14/2020