May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
LEOPOLD I; EMPEROR. Letter Signed, "LeopoldI," to "the knights and nobles of the Sechsorth in Franconia," in German, accepting a charitable payment of 20,000 gulden, requesting that they write off the court chancellery bill from last winter quarter, and assuring them that their freedoms and rights will remain undiminished into the indefinite future. 2 pages, folio, with integral address leaf; cello tape repairs along center vertical fold with minor loss to text, faint scattered foxing, seal mostly intact. Vienna, 7 November 1699

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". . . In light of the circumstances you described, we do not intend to press for a greater cash contribution at this time, in the confidence that in addition to remitting the above sum, you will also write off the bill to our court chancellery from the last winter quarter, out of faithfully obedient devotion. . . ."