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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs


GEORGE III.  (1738-1820).   King of England;  Elector, then King of Hannover (1760-1820).  Manuscript Document Boldly Signed, “George R,” at upper-left of first page, with what is referred to as his “Mad-signature”.  [His signature penned while being partially blind and coping with an unstable mind].  Two pages, folio. With paper wafer seal attached under his signature. St. James Court.  [London], January 8, 1808.  The document reads:

“Our Will and Pleasure is that you forthwith cause our Great Seal of Great Britain to be affixed to an Instrument bearing deate with these Presents, ( A copy whereof is hereunto annexed) containing Our commission constituting and appointing Our Truty and Wellbeloved Francis Hill Esquire to be Secretary to Our Legation to the Court of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal – And for so doing this shall be your warrant. Given at Our Court at St. James’s the Eighth day of January 1808, in the Forty Eighth year of Our Reign.”

Attached with blue silk ties, to this document is the above mentioned copy, in Latin. Three full pages, legal folio, being a commission for Francis Hill.   A choice example.


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