Pelznikkel, The Grand Duchy of Stollen
31 July 1768
My Dear Herr von Wilkewiczeske,
As the closest minister to our troubled Grand Duke, I write to you asking that you might intercede on my behalf.
Currently, my small army is spread thinly around the town of
Alas, I fear they are not enough by themselves to stem the tide of Zichenauers now reported to be advancing northward. I beseech you to act on my behalf and request that the Grand Duke and his war ministry dispatch a veteran regiment or two of line infantry along with a regiment of cavalry forthwith, so that the Army of Stollen might enjoy a numerical advantage over its enemy. My officers would then be better able to reverse the course of this protracted, albeit sleepy, campaign and eject the Zichenauers from our own Grand Duchy of Stollen, putting an end to their claim on the Duchy of Schleiz once and for all.
Please send a reply at your earliest possible convenience, but exercise the utmost caution as the territory between the capital and Pelznikkel is rumored to be riddled with enemy agents. Any courier you send stands a good chance of capture or delay due to enemy activity in the area.
Your Loyal and Most Obedient Servant,
General von Drosselmaier