KING GEORGE II (GREAT BRITAIN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE COMPTON, HENRY "1ST BARON HOLLAND" FOX - HFSID 256981
KING GEORGE II Orders payment of troops commanded by Lords De la War and Cadogan. Manuscript DS: "George R" as King of England, 2p, 10¾x17½. No place, no date. Countersigned: "Geo: Compton", "Middlesex" and "H. Fox".
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KING GEORGE II
Orders payment of troops commanded by Lords De la War and Cadogan.
Manuscript DS: "George R" as King of England, 2p, 10¾x17½. No place, no date. Countersigned: "Geo: Compton", "Middlesex" and "H. Fox". Titled: "His Majesty's First Troop/of Horse Guards/Per Diem For 366 Days." Payments are listed for officers of the "First Troop of Royal Guards commanded by Lord De la War consisting of 181 General Officers included" and the "Second Troop of Horse Guards commanded by Lord Cadogan of the like Numbers". Total for the two troops for 366 days (a leap year) was £33,184. The second page, headed "Staff Officers", lists soldiers in New Britain, including the Commander in Chief. KING GEORGE II reigned from 1727-1760.HENRY FOX was Secretary at War from 1746-1754 and Secretary of State from 1755-1756. The King declared war on Spain in 1739. The Spanish war extended into the 1740s as part of the War of Austrian Succession, in which England fought against French dominance in Europe. The 1750s found England still at war with France over imperial claims. Fighting was intense in Europe and there was fighting in North America as well. King George II died of a stroke on October 25, 1760. Lightly soiled. ¼-inch vertical tear at upper blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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