Regulamin uroczystości złożenia hołdu lennego JKM Fryderykowi Wilhelmowi, królowi pruskiemu, przez suwerenne Księstwo Śląskie i Hrabstwo Kłodzkie dnia 15 października 1786 r. = Instructions for the ceremony of swearing fealty to his majesty Frederic Wilhelm, king of Prussia, by the Sovereign Duchy of Silesia and the County of Kłodzko, held on october 15th, 1786
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The set of instructions for the ceremony of swearing fealty in 1786, included in the collection of decrees, edicts and mandates for Silesia - issued by the monarchs from 1740 - was one of the first orders by Frederic Wilhelm II, successor to Silesia's annexation's author, Frederic the Great. ; The original text of the instructions for the ceremony reflects the structure of the class system and Silesia's internal divisions, emphasised by the order of swearing fealty. Yet, the old administrative division into duchies and smaller territorial units continued in popular tradition alongside the new official division and, as the original text reads, it was used even in official correspondence.