Editor's Note: The 9th Revision, begun in 1850, was completed in 1858, according to some sources. This 1859 decree indicates how age discrepancies on the revision lists were to be resolved. The prior Revision, the 8th, was begun in 1834.
On the procedure for correcting the age of Jews on revision lists.
The Legal Department of the State Council, meeting in general assembly to consider the decision of
the General Assembly of the first three Departments and the Department of the Head of the Governing Senate
on the question: on the procedure for correcting the age of Jews on revision lists, in agreement with
the conclusions of the Senate, reached this opinion: to enact as a supplement subject to the Articles of
the Legal Code: in case of doubts about the correctness of the ages of Jews appearing on the last Revision,
evidence of their age is to be taken from the revision lists of 1834, and leading to the
1836 Jewish metrical books; after that, as indicated in statute 196 of Recruit Regulations (Legal Code Vol. IV,
1857 edition) certification of age by means of the testimony of neighbors is allowed only for those Jews born between
the years 1834 and 1836, i.e. after the 1834 Revision, but before the introduction of the 1836 Jewish metrical
Resolved. His Imperial Majesty, following the opinion of the General Assembly of the State Council, on the question: on the procedure for correcting the age of Jews on revision lists, was pleased to imperially ratify and order it carried out. (V.P.S.Z. Vol. XXXIV, No. 34,036).