DOCUMENT 59 OCTOBER 1899 241
and its
report
followed
on
30 January (Doc.
88).
The
same
day
cantonal
fees
were
set at 200 francs.[16]
On
7
February
the
Governing
Council
(Regierungsrat),
the
cantonal
executive
body, granted
cantonal
citizenship.[17]
Twelve
days
later the
municipality
took
note
of the cantonal decision and stated
that
citizenship
would
be
conferred
upon
payment
of the
fees.
Einstein
met
this
condition and became
a
Swiss
citizen
on
21 February 1901.[18]
He
soon
began
to
explore
the
job
possibilities
that
were now
open
to him.
[16] See
the
petition
of Emanuel
Grob,
Di-
rector of
the
Department
of Internal
Affairs,
to
the
Governing
Council
(Regierungsrat),
30
January, requesting citizenship
for
Einstein
on
condition that
he pay municipal
and
can-
tonal
fees
within
a
month
(in ibid.).
[17]
A
docket
on
the Grob
petition
by
Can-
tonal
Secretary
Dr. Albert Huber
on
7
Feb-
ruary
indicates
approval.
[18] Wyss
notified the
city
council
of
the
cantonal decision
on 19 February.
His
docket
two
days
later indicates
final
conferral
(SzZ–
Ar,
Akten des Stadtrats
Zürich, Bürgerliche
Sektion, 1901,
no.
85).
59.
Municipal
Certificate of Residence
and
Good
Conduct
Polizeiwesen der Stadt Zürich
Zürich,
den
18.
Oktober
1899
Domizil-
&
Leumundszeugnis.
Dem Herrn Albert
Einstein,
geb.
14.
März
1879, von
Ulm,
Württem-
berg,
stud,
math.,
wohnhaft Unionstraße
4 in
Zürich
V,[1]
wird
hiermit
bezeugt,
daß
er
seit 29.
Oktober
1896
seinen tatsächlichen und
ununterbrochenen
Wohnsitz in
hiesiger
Stadt hat
und,
soviel
hierorts
bekannt,
einen unbe-
scholtenen Ruf
besitzt.
Der Polizeivorstand.
E. H. Müller[2]
Der Chef
des
Zentralkontrollbüreau:
Bühler[3]
Kontr. No
3599.
Gebühr
60
Rpn.
DS
(Sz-Ar,
E
21/23560).
[1] Einstein
was
registered at
Klosbach-
straße
87
from
17
September 1898
until
19
October
1899.
He did
not
register
at
Union-
straße
4
until
9
November
1899,
the second
time
he lived
there
(see
Einwohnerkontrolle,
SzZ-Ar).
[2] The Zurich
city
councillor
in
charge
of
police
affairs.
[3] Bühler also
countersigned
Einstein's
re-
lease from
Württemberg citizenship
(see
Doc.
16).
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