Sunday, March 9, 2008

Court Mourning

21st March 1761

It is with deep regret that the Margraf Johannes II of Ober Nord Westfalen announces the passing of his Mother, the Dowager Margrafin Katerina at the age of 82 years.

"The Dowager Margrafin departed this life two nights ago, peacefully while sleeping. She was much loved, and I know that those of you who are married to her daughters will wish to join me in mourning her passing.

She will be interred in the ancestral vault on the 25th March.

I have decreed a six week period of official mourning, and during that time will maintain seclusion.

Given under our hand this 18th day of March in the Year of Grace 1761
Johannes".

6 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

The Principality of Saxe-Bearstein wishes to express its sorrow for your loss.


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

abdul666 said...

Monte-Cristo offers its condolences to Ober Nord Westfalen, wishing the Margraviate had joined us in less grievous moments -allowing to celebrate its welcome.

Louys

abdul666 said...

Waiting for SYW uniforms (David Help! "No lapels / but + braiding"!) before adding a link to the Margravate of Ober Nord Westfalen?

JL

Snickering Corpses said...

The Principality of Hesse-Engelburg offers its condolences for your loss.

Byrhthelm said...

abdul,

No need for braiding pre-1761/2 it's in memoriam of Katerina. But thanks anyway.

Frankfurter said...

May the Almighty grant her mercy and healing and bring her into the company of the saints and angels.
May the Holy Ghost console those who now grieve over this separation.
Eternal Rest Grant to her, Oh Lord;
And Perpetual Light shine upon her.
Amen