<p style='text-align: justify;'>Herrmann Simon reports to his brother that he has not made progress in securing a new position. Like his son Heinrich in his letter to Eduard Kaiser of 28 August 1817 (SIM/1/5), Herrmann provides an account of the violent confrontation between the Breslau authorities and a group of citizens who had participated in the military drills of the Landwehr but had refused to swear a military oath. Other family news is that Henriette Lewald (née Schlesinger) has given birth to a daughter and Ludwig Simon’s award of the Iron Cross has been announced in the official press and commemorated on plaques mounted in the churches.</p>
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