Monday, April 30, 2007

Hesse-Engelburg Sends Aid to Refugees

A humanitarian relief column has set forth from Hesse-Engelburg at the direction of the Fürst and Fürstin, bearing wagonloads of goat's milk, goat cheese, and warm blankets in the direction of the city of Esch in the Duchy of Saxe-Huack. Their Graces have expressed their concern over the recent flood of refugees into the city. Detachments of the von Platzen Grenadiers and the Fuchshöhle Hussars have been detailed to escort the column to ensure against brigands, and Their Graces request safe passage from all territories through which they may pass in reaching the Duchy. To oversee the distribution of the relief supplies, Their Graces have chosen the well-regarded Bishop Ulrich Frankel of Conradstadt's cathedral.

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AUSTON said...

To their Royal Majesties the Prince and Princess of Hesse-Engelburg and his Excellency Bishop Ulrich Frankel,

His Royal Excellency Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Huack and his Excellency Jaap von Beuligen, Bishop of Saxe-Huack, send their greetings.

It most warmed our hearts to hear of your convoy of aid for the poor refugees fleeing the oppression of the mercantile state of Bittburg.

Be assured that your convoy and escort shall be well received. Bishop Beuligen, and Major R. Paul von Vorbeck will meet you at our border in the city of Mertert.

Arrangements have been made to house and feed your military escort for the night and resupply them for their return the next day, Major Vorbeck shall see to all this.

From Mertert, Bishop Beuligen will accompany the escort to our city of Esch and provide for the remainder of your companies stay in our land.

I have the honour to be, &c.,
Alexander von Jagow
Foreign Minister
Baron of Lettow