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Lot #218
Frederick II

Hoping for the best, planning for the worst

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Hoping for the best, planning for the worst

King of Prussia from 1740–1786. LS in German, signed “Fch,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, November 24, 1780. Letter to his “especially dear and faithful” finance counselor. In part, “I am very sorry about that, and I hope things will again get better for you. In the meantime I would be pleased if you would report to me a person to whom your post could be entrusted in the event of your death, someone who will understand it as well as you do.” Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope with wax seal. Intersecting folds, some scattered light toning and soiling, and a few wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008