|Documents - Historical|
|Realisation Price||400.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Manuscripts / Lot 47
George III -- 1782 Military Commission (1738-1820) King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760-1820), best known for losing the American colonies. Document signed "George R" as King, one page, vellum, 11 ½ x 16", Court of St. James, June 19, 1782. Appointing I. Delap Halliday Captain of the Independent Company of Foot which had been captained by the late Dugald Campbell. Countersigned by Shelborne (William Petty), who was Home Secretary until July 4, 1782, then Prime Minister. Blue British revenue stamp affixed at left margin. Vellum is a light toast color, with browning around edges. George III signed boldly at upper left. The document declares George III to be "King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland…" stemming from Edward III's medieval claim to the French throne. In 1801, when Great Britain united with Ireland, the title "king of France" was dropped.