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Frederick II (1712–1786), the Great, King of Prussia. A.D.S., “Friedrich”, Küstrin, 13 December 1731, ¼ p. 4to. With red seal. Slight defects to edges. Early document of the crown prince Frederick, from the time of his imprisonment in the fortress of Küstrin (1730–32). “[…] I herewith do certify to have receiv’d properly 500 F from the head magistrate Horm […]”. – Frederick had tried to escape his father’s strict military education by fleeing to England in 1730. The attempt failed; Frederick was imprisoned in Küstrin, and his friend and helper Hans Hermann von Katte was executed before his eyes. – Very rare.