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    King Frederick "The Great" II of Prussia Letter Signed. One page, in German, 7.5" x 9.5", Potsdam, April 25, 1749. The brilliant military campaigner and diplomatic strategist King Frederick the Great writes to his minister of finance, von Marschall, informing him that Herr von Heydebrandt is ill and must be temporarily relieved from his duties. Frederick then instructs von Marschall to take on the duties of the ill man (Minister of Posts) as needed, in order to keep the accounts current and correct. Von Heydebrandt was satirically referred to as "the un-crowned King of Prussia" by his detractors. Faintly age toned, with tiny areas of adhesive tape on verso at upper corners. Frederick's signature is large and extravagant. Fine condition.


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