05-31-201405-31-2014
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May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender
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George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) Signed Military Commission, 8 June 1798.

$369$300
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) Signed Military Commission, 8 June 1798.
Single sheet of laid paper, sealed and stamped, with George III's large signature in the top left corner, recto; inscribed on both sides and countersigned by William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809) on the verso. Appointing John Humble as Ensign in the Regiment of the Bank of England Volunteers. Old folds, some toning, 12 1/4 x 8 in.
This military group was formed in 1798 to protect the bank against a Napoleonic invasion. In 1798, the Duke of Portland was Home Secretary.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Portland, George III, Military Commission, United Kingdom, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Bank of England, bank, This military, Home Secretary