KING GEORGE III (GREAT BRITAIN) - ROYAL WARRANT SIGNED 02/01/1793 CO-SIGNED BY: SIR GEORGE (5TH BARONET) YONGE - HFSID 57300
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KING GEORGE III of the UNITED KINGDOM and GEORGE YONGE
The King orders payment of £10,420 pounds to "Our well beloved Cousin, Lieutenant General Ralph Earl of Ross, for maintenance of the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot in 1788. Also signed by Secretary of War George Yonge.
Royal Warrant signed: "George R", 2 pages (front and verso), 8¼x13. Court at St James, 1793 February 1. Also signed "Geo. Yonge" as Secretary of War. Warrant authorizing payment of 10,420 pounds, 15 shillings and 7 pence to "Our well beloved Cousin, Lieutenant General Ralph Earl of Ross, for the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot for the period from December 25, 1787 to December 24, 1788. Additional docketing and endorsements. KING GEORGE III (1738-1820), the last King to rule the American Colonies, was plagued by continual outbreaks of war during his 60-year reign (1760-1820). He had inherited the throne during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), when England forced the French out of North America. A decade later, Great Britain lost its American colonies after being defeated in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Internal unrest developed in 1799, when insurrectionists began fighting for an independent Ireland; their rebellion resulted in the dissolution of the Irish parliament. During the final years of his reign, George III guided England through the Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815), during which the British triumphed over France and proved their naval superiority at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). Unfortunately, the king was ruled insane before peace was restored. In 1811, his son, Prince George (George IV), was appointed Regent. Sir GEORGE YONGE, Fifth Baronet (1731-1812) was Britain's Secretary of War from 1782-1794. He served many years in Parliament (1754-1796), and also as Governor of the Cape Colony (1799-1801). George Gore (1725-1802), the 1st Earl of Ross, was not literally a cousin of the King. He was a veteran British army officer who had distinguished himself as a young officer in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years War (1756-1763). He obtained colonelship of the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment in 1781, and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1782. He would rise to full general's rank in 1796. Multiple folds. Toned. Tape on top margin of 1st page. Corners heavily worn. Surface creases. Small tears on outer edges of folds on 2nd page. Lightly soiled. Ink notes (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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