KING GEORGE III ORDERS PAYMENT BE MADE TO GENERAL CORNWALLIS
GEORGE III. (1738-1820). King of England; Elector, then King of Hannover (1760-1820). Manuscript Document Signed, “George R”, as King. One full page, legal folio [approx. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches]. “Court at Saint James’s”, August 21, 1772. Countersigned by Lord North, Townshend and others. Very fine condition. To Richard Riby, Paymaster General of “Our Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces”. George orders payment of “One Thousand eighty two pounds sixteen shillings and ten pence Sterling, being for Public Services in the said Garrison” under the command of Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis. Very fine condition, and a nice association of names that would play a pivotal role on the North American Continent and the American Revolution.