May 16, 1871

“Tolerance Patent” handwritten document of Kaiser Joseph to the Duke Blümegen [Austria]: “1) the farming of land is permitted to Jews, but only, if the farm remains leased […] the terms cannot exceed 20 years […] and only if Jews are used as farm hands on these leased properties […] (and only) if [Jews] become Christians, can they become owners of the [leased] land.” [Researcher’s note:  The actual handwritten document was written on May 13, 1781. It was made public by the Court Chancellery on May 16, 1781. Most of the document offers Jews privileges they did not have before, except this section referring to owning of land.]
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918; p. 440 ff., Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/28/2016