Editor's Note: The word 'keep' in this translation means 'maintain' in the sense of 'keeping house'. It also means to hire or support, as to 'keep in service'.
On permitting Jewish pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists to hire Christian servants to keep and manage their chemists' shops.
By the question arising: whether Jewish pharmacists or pharmaceutical chemists can, for keeping and
managing chemists' shops, keep in service for such shops Christians, the Jewish Committee, having the view
that existing laws prohibit Jews from keeping Christians strictly for continual household
service, but permit hiring them in various posts in commercial affairs, for work in factories, mills, and
others, and taking into account that attendants keeping chemists' shops of Jewish pharmacists or pharmaceutical
chemists can not be counted in the ranks of domestic servants, conforming to
Statute 111 of the Regulations on [... crimes],
decides to permit Jewish pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists to hire, for purposes of keeping and managing
their chemists' shops, Christian servants.
The Emperor, on the aforesaid legal position of the Committee, the 7th day of April, 1860, was Imperially pleased to ratify it. (V.P.S.Z. Vol. XXXV, No. 35,668).