Maria Theresa Limits Money Lending Among Officers and Soldiers in Her Army [Broadside]. Maria, Theresa [1717-1780], Holy Roman Empress. [Decree Regulating Money Lending in the Army]. Vienna: 2 June 1753. 17" x 22-1/2" broadside, untrimmed edges. Light toning, two vertical and one horizontal fold lines, all lightly browned, tiny stain to bottom edge. $350. * This broadside regulates the conduct of army officers who lend and borrow money too freely. The decree forbids senior officers from lending more than 100 florins; junior officers and all lower ranks are not allowed to lend or borrow any amount.
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