Mar. 19, 1836

Circular #1448, issued to all county officials by the governor of the Grand Duchy of Posen [Present-day Germany]: “The petitions of naturalized Jews seeking to settle in another province should be scrutinized appropriately, so that superficial examination will not result in penniless or otherwise unfit Jews creeping into the older provinces of the state surreptitiously. Particular attention must be paid to any evidence of net worth. It is not enough for the supplicant to display cash or other monetary instruments in the required amount, claiming them to be his own, as this is an easy way to deceive the state. Assets must therefore be proven by way of professional accounting ledgers, unless the petitioner owns real estate, making his assets well-documented beyond a doubt.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens in Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 64. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/1/2020