Apr. 5, 1836

“Examination and Hiring of a Jewish schoolmaster and shochet” issued by the Grand Duke Fredrick Francis (‘Friedrich Franz’) of Mecklenburg-Schwerin [Present-day Germany; Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin]: “We, Fredrick Francis […] declare herewith […] that even though the Jewish schoolmasters, who are to perform shechita* as well, can be appointed by the Jewry of each place, they cannot be (formally) hired before they have been tested, found competent, and certified by the [aforementioned rabbi…] and no Jewish school teacher, or shochet shall be admitted by the authorities or tolerated who cannot produce a proper certificate from the local rabbinate of Landau. […] Issued via Our government in Schwerin […]” [Researcher’s note: The above is an amendment to an earlier law issued on April, 10, 1794. *According to chabad.org on 3/22/2021, “Shechita is the Jewish religious and humane method of slaughtering permitted animals and poultry for food.”]
Gesetzsammlung für die Mecklenburg-Schwerin’schen Lande. Zweite Folge, umfassend den Zeitraum vom Anfange dieses Jahrhunderts bis zum Jahre 1852. Herausgegeben von H. F. W. Raabe, Canzleiadvocaten. IV Band. (Collection of Laws for the lands/region of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Second edition, covering the period starting with this century until 1852. Edited by H. F. W. Raabe, advocate. Volume IV.); (1852); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/3/2020