Editor's Note: This appears to be a refinement or the activation of a prior decree. It confirms that for the nine gubernias listed in this decree, the general recruit levy for Jews was ten persons out of every thousand. This ratio probably changed at some point in the future. The punishment for Jews not fulfilling their recruit obligations in this decree is, as noted, defined in Levanda #639.
On the recruit levy for smallholders and citizens of the Western gubernias and for all Jews, performing recruit obligations.
In the decree of October 19, 1831, We decided: for each Government recruit levy, to call up in person to military service
smallholders and citizens of the Western gubernias.
In the proclamation issued on this day, designating to carry out a ten person callup levy from the Western regions of the State, -- it is commanded: to muster ten out of every one thousand souls who are smallholders and citizens of Vitebsk, Mogilev, Kiev, Podolia, Volhynia, Minsk, Grodno, Vilna, and Kovno gubernias, concordant with legal positions on their obligations under military orders and by a capable decree, together with this, given to the Governing Senate.
To uniformly muster ten out of every one thousand Jews to military service on the basis of regulations set forth in the Recruit Regulations; the punishment for the recruit in arrears is a penalty determined by the decree, given to the Governing Senate on the 27th day of December, 1850*.
(V.P.S.Z. Vol. XXVII, No. 26,460).
* Levanda #639.