KING GEORGE III (GREAT BRITAIN) - ROYAL WARRANT SIGNED 03/16/1808 CO-SIGNED BY: SIR JAMES PULTENEY 7TH BARONET - HFSID 53581
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KING GEORGE III of the UNITED KINGDOM and JAMES PULTENEY
The King and his Home Secretary sign an order for a Colonel's repayment
Royal warrant signed: "George R[ex]" meaning "King George" and "Ja. Pulteney" in brown ink. 1 page, 8x12½. March 16, 1808. St. James' Court, London, England. In part: "Our Will and Pleasure is that out of such Monies as ar in, or shall come to your hands for the use of Our Land Forces or out of such Monies as are in, or shall come to your hands for this Use, you pay unto Our Trusty and Welbloved Joseph F. Colden Strutt formerly Colonel of our late South Essex Regiment of Militia the Sum of Thirteen Thousand, One hundred and Fifty three Pounds, Ten Shillings, and Six Pence three farthings being the Amount the charges allowed in the Accounts of Our said Regiment..." KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland until their union on January 1, 1802, after which was named the United Kingdom, and furthermore was Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (part of the Holy Roman Empire), until his promotion as King of Hanover on October 12, 1814. He was the third British monarch from the House of Hanover, but unlike his Hanoverian predecessors, he was born in Britain, English was his first language, and he never visited Hanover. George's long tenure as King spanned many military conflicts in Europe and abroad in North America and India: early in his reign Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War which made Britain the dominant European power in North America and India, although many of their colonies were soon lost in the American Revolutionary War. Most notably, King George III led the country against revolutionary and Napoleonic France in 1793, concluding with Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. However, George III earned his nickname "Mad King George" when later in his life he suffered from recurrent and eventually permanent mental illness (now believed to have been cause by the blood disease porphyria), and in 1810, after a final relapse, a regency under his son Prince Regent George of Wales (future King George IV) was established. His reputation as a King has never been flattering, in the United States he is often viewed as a tyrant, and in Great Britain he is often used as a scapegoat for the failure of imperialism, but really King George was just a victim of circumstances and illness in an era when the monarchy was continuing to lose political power. SIR JAMES PULTENEY, 7th Baronet (1755-1811) served as both a soldier, even rising to the rank of full general in 1808, and a British politician. In 1790, Pulteney entered to British House of Commons sittings as a Member of Parliament until his death in 1811, he also served as Secretary of War from 1807-1809. Creased. Soiled. Stained, not at signatures. Folds, not at signatures. Small tears along edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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