Jun. 30, 1838

Decree, issued by Charles XIV John, King of Sweden [Present-day Sweden]: “§2 – The Mosaic religionists may not purchase any real estate in the country without special permission by His Majesty the King. In addition, they shall support the poor among their co-religionists on their own, while they are not exempted from the usual contributions to the common poorhouse of the community in which they reside. §6 – Synagogues may be erected only with the King’s permission. Each synagogue must employ a teacher of religion who preaches in Swedish, Danish, French or German, and is paid by the [Jewish] congregation.”
Jost, Isaak Markus. Geschichte der Israeliten seit der Zeit der Maccabäer bis auf unsere Tage: Neuere Geschichte der Israeliten von 1815 bis 1845; 2. Die Staaten und Länder außer Deutschland: mit Nachträgen und Berichtigungen zur älteren Geschichte, Band 10, Teil 2 (History of the Israelites from the time of the Maccabees to our present days: Recent history of the Israelites from 1815 until 1845; 2. The states and countries other than Germany: with appendices and corrections of older history, Vol. 10, Part 2). Schlesinger: Berlin, 1847. Page 22. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/1/2020