A request of the Jewish Community to be released from the obligation to provide recruits
|Title||A request of the Jewish Community to be released from the obligation to provide recruits|
|Subject||Jewish recruits, The Government of the Free Royal City of Sombor, Jewish Community, Council of Lieutenancy of the Kingdom of Hungary, Sombor|
|Description||The Jewish community of the city of Sombor appeals that from now on it should be released from the obligation to provide recruits from the ranks of its community, for the main reason it is providing high percentage of recruits compared to the total population of the city and that the decree of the Council of Lieutenancy of the Kingdom of Hungary states that Jews should not be burdened with this obligation.|
|Publisher||Historical archive Sombor|
|Date||August 10, 1809.|
|Coverage||Free Royal City of Sombor, August 1809|
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|Amplissime Magistratus, Domini nobis singulariter Colendissimi!
Esto quidem novellaris lex articulus quippe 1807 Judaos quoque pro Tyronibus militatibus acceptandos inruat, quia tamen tam spiritus legis hujus, actare die talia, quam Benigna Resolutis Regia via excelsi Consilii Regii Locumtenentialis Hungarici eatenus horsum intimate disposuit Judaicas communitates relate ad ejectationem statuendorum e gremio sui Tyronum haud quaquam arbitrarie gravandas, verum in desigendo statuendorum per easdem Tyronum numero debitam proportionem observandam, et in merito determinanda proportionis hujus inpopulationem pro Cynosara, et Clavi assummendam esse: spes nobis affulget non infundata Amplissimum Magistratum ad exigentiam provissorem sub presenti 40.000 Tyronum statutione nos ab onere statuendorum e gremio nostri Tyronum dispensaturum; sub priori enim statutione, dum civitas hac 40 Tyrones statuendos habuit unum e gremio nostri Tyronem statuimus; jam autem dum infrascripta hoc Judaica communitas velut 90 inclusis minorenibus prolibus sexus famuli hominibus, et senibus ad summum capita numerans unum Tyronem statuit, tunc servata superius attacta proportione civitas hac velut 15.000 animas numerans 166 Tyrones statuendos labet, provo itaque fluit alveo, si menti legis, et altioribus ordinibus satisfactum fuerit, nos non modo subpresenti 40.000 Tyronum statutione, verum etiam affutura ab onere statuendi e gremio nostri Tyronis eximenos esse: quod ipsum dum humillime supplicamus, debito cum venerationis cultu perseveramus. Zomborini die 10a augusti 1809.
Clientum infimi communitas Judaica Zomboriensis
Presentis die 16. aug. 1809.
Ad Amplissimum Magistratum Libere Regieque Civitatis Zomboriensis, Dominos Singulariter Colendissimos
Communitas Judaica Zomboriensis se sub presenti et affutura nefors Tyronum statutione ab onere statuendi e gremio sui Tyronis dispensari supplicat.
|Exalted Magistrate and much respected gentlemen!
There is a new article of the law from 1807 which obliges to recruit new soldiers from the ranks of Jews, although such an article is not in the spirit of the existing decree of the Council of Lieutenancy of the Kingdom of Hungary which stipulates that Jews should not be burdened with this obligation to recruit because they have to be reckoned according to the population: We therefore hope that since there should be 40,000 new recruits, we can be released from the obligation to elect them from the ranks of our community; Namely, according to the previous statute, while our city was obliged to provide 40 recruits, we gave one from our community; Now the Jewish community of the aforementioned city has only 90 men, including minors and the elderly, and the city of 15,000 inhabitants is obliged to provide 166 recruits, so we believe that this number can be met without recruiting new soldiers from our community , and that we should be exempt from this obligation. We humbly ask that this request of ours be granted with due respect. In Sombor on August 10, 1809.
Humble servants, members of the Jewish community of the city of Sombor
August 16, 1809
Respected Magistrate of the Free Royal City of Sombor, esteemed gentlemen
The Jewish community of the city of Sombor begs that from now on and in the future it be released from the obligation to provide recruits from the ranks of its community