Sunday, September 05, 2021

Special taxes on Jews in the early 1700s

Continuing on my research into how newspapers in the 18th century reported about Jews, I see lots of stories of European countries imposing taxes specifically on their Jewish populations.

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday, December 1, 1726, reporting from Warsaw:

Same newspaper, October 14, 1728, reporting from Hamburg:

 Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, March 5, 1730:

 The Newcastle Weekly Courant, England, Tuesday, July 25, 1730: