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The Prussian Regulation Edict of 1811, signed by King Frederick William III, State Chancellor Hardenberg, and Justice Minister Kircheisen (September 14, 1811)

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§52. The regulation of the relationships in this section must also be determined within four years and the instructions in §23 also apply here.

§53. The provinces of East and West Prussia and Lithuania shall have six years’ time to implement the measures outlined here.

Source: Gesetz-Sammlung für die Königlichen Preußischen Staaten 1811 [Collection of Laws for the Royal Prussian States]. Berlin: Georg Decker, 1811, pp. 281-95.

Reprinted in Walter Demel and Uwe Puschner, eds., Von der Französischen Revolution bis zum Wiener Kongreß 1789-1815 [From the French Revolution to the Congress of Vienna, 1789-1815]. Deutsche Geschichte in Quellen und Darstellung, edited by Rainer A. Müller, Volume 6. Stuttgart: P. Reclam, 1995, pp. 337-45.

Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe and William Hagen

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