Dec. 17, 1836

Ordinance #19372, issued by the Department of the Interior of the Grand Duchy of Posen [Present-day Germany]: “Even though the ordinance issued July 26, 1821, explicitly states that Jews without any means shall not be issued any passports, unless they can show convincingly that they have some significant business at their destination, as well as the minimum means for their travel: so, nevertheless, there have been cases in which, counter to the letter and the spirit of that ordinance, Jews have been issued passports, with generous durations of validity, for the general purpose of visiting markets and fairs, visiting relatives, or looking for a place to stay. This is entirely inadmissible. Thus, we are issuing this reminder of the above-mentioned ordinance regarding unnaturalized Jews, which is still in effect; in the future, we will issue a fine of 1 to 10 thalers for each contravention.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens im Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 303. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/14/2020