George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. His life and with it his reign were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of Britain's American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence. Further wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France from 1793 concluded in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. In the end he is most well known by the loss of British control over the American colonies.
Description: Manuscript Document Signed, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, December 18, 1807. Document ordering that the seal of the United Kingdom be affixed to a document appointing Joseph Smith as “Secretary to Our Legation to Our good Brother the King of Sardinia.” Boldly signed at the top by King George and countersigned at the conclusion by George Canning as secretary of state for foreign affairs. Bound to the document with its original ribbon is a four-page copy of the order, in Latin. Paper seal affixed below George’s signature remains fully intact with corners folded.
Condition:In fine condition, with expected document wear.
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