Lot 291: LS in French, signed "George R," one page, 7.25 x 9, January 15, 1748. Formal letter to Frederick the Great. In full (translated): "Sir my brother, I have learned with great pleasure by the letter of your majesty of the 31st of December that the Princess of Prussia, your sister-in-law, has just delivered a prince. I congratulate your majesty for such a happy event, and so interesting for the royal family, and I beg her to be persuaded that I will always learn with great satisfaction the good news that can come from her, and I close with my true friendship." King George adds a brief closing salutation in his own hand at the conclusion. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a few wrinkles, trimmed edges, and mounting remnants to top edge.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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