Nov. 3, 1886

Resolution of the General Meeting of the Department of Cassation and of the First and the Second Department of the Imperial Senate of Russia [Present-day Russia]: “No Jews, even those who are merchants of the first guild, may purchase landed or house property in any part of the town of Kiev. Only those merchants of the first guild are excepted who, before being registered as merchants at Kiev, have been during five years merchants of the first guild in one of the towns within the Pale of Jewish Settlement.”
Russo-Jewish Committee. “Persecution of the Jews in Russia: with appendix containing a summary of special & restrictive laws.” Wertheimer, Lea & Co.: London, 1890. Page 56. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/11/2020