Editor's Note: This decree appears to do nothing more than make a minor exception to Levanda #945, for a case that was not thought of in the previous decree.
On allowing Jews receiving surnames, to borrow from the name of their godfathers and without the consent of the latter, in the case they are dead or their residence unknown.
The Emperor, in accord with the legal position of the Committee of Ministers,
was pleased to imperially order: allow the Jews in the military service turning to Christianity to receive new surnames,
borrowing from the name of their godfathers, and without the consent of these latter, in case they are dead
or their residence unknown.
(V.P.S.Z. Vol. XL, No. 42,094).