May 30, 1869

Imperial Ukase, promulgated by the Senate of the Russian Ministry of the Interior [Present-day Russia]: “Jews are prohibited from obtaining landed property of any kind in any part of the Baltic Governments.” [Researcher’s note:  A ukase, or ukaz, in Imperial Russia, was a proclamation of the tsar, government, or a religious leader (patriarch) that had the force of law. “Edict” and “decree” are adequate translations using the terminology and concepts of Roman law.]
Russo-Jewish Committee. “Persecution of the Jews in Russia: with appendix containing a summary of special & restrictive laws.” Wertheimer, Lea & Co.: London, 1890. Page 57. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/11/2020