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Introduction of the Excise Tax in the Towns of Brandenburg (April 15, 1667)

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11. We hereby graciously and strictly command all Our Governors, Commanders, and others in places where garrisons are kept or Our soldiers quartered to render all assistance to magistrates and excise employees and not to permit anything conducive to the diminution or evasion of the excise. Given under Our Hand and Electoral Seal in Our residence in Colln on the Spree, April 15, 1667.

Frederick William

Source of English translation: C.A. Macartney, ed., The Habsburg and Hohenzollern Dynasties in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, in Documentary History of Western Civilization. New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, 1970, pp. 253-58. Introduction, editorial notes, chronology, translations by the editor; and compilation copyright © 1970 by C.A. Macartney. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Source of original German text: Christian Otto Mylius, Corpus Constitutionum Marchicarum, Oder Königl. Preußis. und Churfürstl. Brandenburgische in der Chur- und Marck Brandenburg, auch incorporirten Landen publicirte und ergangene Ordnungen, Edicta, Mandata, Rescripta [et]c. : Von Zeiten Friedrichs I. Churfürstens zu Brandenburg, [et]c. biß ietzo unter der Regierung Friederich Wilhelms, Königs in Preußen [et]c. ad annum 1736. inclusivè / ... colligiret und ans Licht gegeben von Christian Otto Mylius. Berlin und Halle, Zu finden im Buchladen des Waysenhauses, [1737]-1755, [Part 4, Sec. 3, Chapter II, No. V], pp. 91-96.

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