Jan. 31, 1889

Law, issued by the government of Russia [Present-day Russia]: “The rules laid down in Section 51 of the Law on Military Duty, according to which persons called out for service or being already in service can offer as substitute a brother or another relative, do not apply to Jews.”
Russo-Jewish Committee. “Persecution of the Jews in Russia: with appendix containing a summary of special & restrictive laws.” Wertheimer, Lea & Co.: London, 1890. Page 43. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/10/2020