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KING GEORGE III (GREAT BRITAIN) - ROYAL WARRANT SIGNED 07/07/1810 CO-SIGNED BY: MARQUIS RICHARD C. WELLESLEY - HFSID 57276

A year before his madness cause to his son (future George IV) to be named Regent, the King warrants a diplomatic posting to "Our Good Brother, the King of Persia." Also signed by Marquess Wellesley as Foreign Secretary.

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Condition: slightly creased, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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KING GEORGE III of the UNITED KINGDOM and RICHARD WELLESLEY
A year before his madness cause to his son (future George IV) to be named Regent, the King warrants a diplomatic posting to "Our Good Brother, the King of Persia." Also signed by Marquess Wellesley as Foreign Secretary.
Royal Warrant signed: "George R[ex]" meaning "King George" and "Wellesley" in brown ink. 1 page, 12½x8, tied with black ribbon to a 4-page (front and verso) attachment in Latin. Windsor Castle, July 7, 1810. In full: "Our Will and Pleasure is, that you forthwith cause Our Great Seal of Great Britain to be affixed to an instrument bearing date with these Presents containing our Trusty and Well beloved James Mories Esquire, to be Secretary to Our Embassy to Our Good Brother The King of Persia. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. Given at Our Royal Castle at Windsor The Seventh day of July 1810 in The Fiftieth Year of Our Reign - To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counselor John Lord Eldon by His Majesty's Command Our Chancellor of Great Britain". 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. RICHARD WELLESLEY, First Marquess of Wellesley (1760-1842) was the brother of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, whose achievements included the final triumph over Napoleon at Waterloo. Richard Wellesley served as Governor General of India (1798-1805), during which he destroyed remaining French influence there and consolidated British rule. He was Foreign Secretary during the climactic phase of the Napoleonic Wars (1809-1812), signing here in that capacity; and would later serve as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1821-1828, 1833-1834). Three horizontal folds. Lightly worn. Lightly soiled. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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