|Regulations issued under Napoleon I, including an article concerning the name change of the Jew Joseph Samuel Palm.
The Bulletin des Lois (Bulletin of the laws) was a publication created during the French Revolution as an "official anthology of the laws, orders and regulations that govern" the people. The first issue of the Bulletin appeared in May 1794. It was created as an organ by which to get news and legal decisions to various scattered parts of the administration, notably to those in the provinces. It was continued under the reign of Napoleon I (1804-1815). The bulletin primarily deals with the minutiae of French civil life and give considerable insights into French history and sociology.
Bulletin No. 287 contains the regulations 5412 to 5461.
Regulation No. 5417 under the title "Decret imperial qui autorise une rectification au nom adoptif de Joseph Samuel"
is a regulation concerning the correction of a name change of the Jew Joseph Samuel. It was issued by the Emperor Napoleon at the Palais de Lacken, May 16, 1810, signed by the State Minister H.B. Duc de Bassano.
Joseph Samuel (Palm) from Bedbourdyck (today Bedburdyck, a town close to Cologne, which was under French rule during the Napoleonic reign) is granted to correct his adopted last name to Palm, and is allowed to transfer this right to his son. The name was erroneously reported as Salm in the official registers when he adopted the name on July 20, 1808.