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Public Notice regarding Conscripts

Public Notice of the Imperial and Royal Inner Austrian Administration District in Graz of Oct. 30, 1789 in regard of conscripts retreating from the German hereditary countries to Hungary. No place & printer (1789). 13½ × 9 in (34.3 × 22.7 cm). 1 p. With the printed signatures of Franz Anton Graf von Khevenhüller as governor & Johann Nepomuk Graf and Herr von Edling.

Framing-fine  broadsheet  on untrimmed wide-margined laid paper. – Announcement referring to court chancellery decree of 20/26th this month, according to which due to such thinning out of recruiting “married men, the only sons, and successors of taxable business” have to be drafted “ad Militiam to the disadvantage of the nutritive class”. To simplify matters picked ups have to be submitted first to the “Brechanville field battalion stationed in Hungary” for service there. – Brown spot the left white upper corner. Both the two lower corners slightly torn out.

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(Mijnheer P. E., 1. Februar 2008)