WALLENSTEIN (WALDSTEIN), ALBRECHT VON, DUKE OF FRIEDLAND, IMPERIAL GENERAL IN THE THIRTY YEARS WAR (1583-1634) Autograph letter signed «AHzF» (Albrecht Herzog zu Friedland). Güstrow («Küstrau»), December 26, 1628.

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1 p., double sheet with address. Address sheet with missing seal. Minimally stained; old little hole in the fold. Nice letter to his trusted military leader Hans Georg von Arnim (Boitzenburg; 1583-1641). The address is: «Röm Kay Matt to deliver to the best Feldtmarschalken Herren Hans Girgen von Arnim Prenzlau»: “As I told the gentleman at Mitschke [camp near Mitschkau] he should be responsible for the wreath. to have his obedience examined, the ordinances which his superior had given him so badly at home demanded of him, and then I did not want to let myself be again that he should be set free, now I do not know how the gentleman has started, so I ask him to re-port this and as he has reported ordinances to the two, so I ask the gentleman to send them to me, because the Kraz wants to make himself innocent. I also ask the lord to tell me if the Hebron has satisfied the lord because of the 8 rulers, has if she satisfies the lord, the lord will send me a receipt that he has received such a receipt a bon conto of his pretension on his regiments that I will have it returned to me, but that the lord has not received such a receipt from her, he will also report to me that she has killed me, and I will remain the lord’s servant”. Print: Friedrich Förster (ed.), Albrechts von Wallenstein unprinted, hand-written confiden-tial letters [...]. Berlin 1828, Vol. I., No. 259, p. 405 f. (dated November 26, 1628). Wallenstein defeated the Danish king Chris-tian IV in 1626 and received the entire Duchy of Mecklenburg as a fief from the emperor. Wallenstein chose Güstrow Castle as his resi-dence. With him, the Frühba-90 rock was to gain triumphal entry into the Güstrower castle. The artful general planned the completion of the south wing and the redesign of the bal-lroom. But the project never came to fruition: in early 1630, the emperor disempowered his commander; Wallenstein was also overthrown as a duke in Güstrow. With the sudden turn of his political fate, Wallenstein’s ambitious res-tructuring plans failed.