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在这封信发出的112年后,2017年3月6日,美国微软—全国广播公司(MSNBC)向全美国朗读了这封信: 无上仁慈伟大之王子陛下: 我于1869年3月14日出生在卡尔斯塔特。父母都是正直朴实的派斯葡萄园工人,对我严加管教,让我坚持履行一切好的品质——勤奋而虔诚,按时上学和礼拜,对权威绝对顺从。1882年受过坚信礼后(一种基督教仪式,13岁时受坚信礼),我成为了一名理发学徒。1885年,16岁的我移民到了美国,做着我的小本生意,勤勤恳恳、兢兢业业。全凭老天福泽四方,才有了我今日的衣食无忧。1892年,我成为美国公民,10年后,我遇见我现在的妻子。可惜她不能忍受纽约的气候,于是我和我亲爱的家人回到了家乡卡尔斯塔特。 小镇上的人们欣然接受这样一位有能力且有创造性的公民,我的老母亲得以安享天伦之乐,四世同堂之喜。我也得以为她养老尽孝。但世事无常,命途多舛,噩耗犹如晴天霹雳一般袭来,受王室之命,我们必须离开巴伐利亚王国。消息传来,我们方寸大乱,手足无措。欢乐的一家登时变得抑郁寡欢,爱妻日渐憔悴,幼子卧床不起。 为什么我们要被驱逐出境?这对一个家庭来说是如此的艰难。我们一生勤恳老实,下场却如此不公,这让其他的公民作何感想?如此招致的惨重损失更无需多言了。 我别无他求,只求能再次成为巴伐利亚公民。情况紧急,若非盛泽恩铭、福佑四方的陛下您——至尊无上的君王,您抚慰了这么多泪水,是那么的圣明与仁慈——谁也无法拯救我于此浩劫。您恩威并重、赏罚分明,深受万民爱戴,卑微的我在此奉上最诚挚的恳求,请您赐予无上的恩泽与怜悯,允许我居住在这最美好的巴伐利亚王国。 你最谦卑顺从的,   弗里德里希·特朗普(唐纳德·特朗普的爷爷) 附:MSNBC 主持人朗读的原文: Most serene, most powerful prince regent, most gracious regent and Lord, I was born in Kallstadt on March 14th, 1869. My parents were honest, plain, Pais vineyard workers, they strictly held me to everything good, to diligence and piety, to regular attendance in school and church, to absolute obedience to the high authority. After my confirmation in 1882, I apprenticed to become a barber. I emigrated in 1885 in my 16th year. In America I carried on my business with diligence, discretion and prudence. God’s blessing was with me and I became rich. I attend American citizenship in 1892. In 1902, I met my current wife. Sadly, she could not tolerate the climate in New York and I went with my dear family back to Kallstadt. The town was glad to have received a capable and productive citizen, my old mother was happy to see her son, her dear daughter-in-law and her granddaughter around her. She knows now that I will take care of her in her old age, but we are confronted all at once as if by a lightening strike from fair skies, with the news that the high royal state ministry has decided that we must leave our residence in the kingdom of Bavaria. We were paralyzed with fright. Our happy family life was tarnished. My wife has been overcome by anxiety and my lovely child has become sick. Why should we be deported? This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree? Not to mention the great material losses it would incur? I would like to become a Bavarian citizen again. In this urgent situation, I have no other recourse but to turn to our adored, noble, wise and just, sovereign Lord, are ex-aulted ruler, his royal is the highest, the highest of all, who has already dried so many tears, who has ruled so beneficially and justly and wisely and softly, and is warmly, and is deeply loved with the most humble request that the highest of all will, himself, in mercy dane to allow applicant to stay in the most gracious kingdom of Bavarian. Your most humble and obedient, Frederick Trump(Donald Trump’s grandfather)