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KING GEORGE IV (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 08/29/1811 CO-SIGNED BY: RICHARD RYDER, GENERAL THOMAS BATES - HFSID 53532

 
KING GEORGE IV of the UNITED KINGDOM
As Prince Regent, he appoints James Beatty an Ensign in the 60th Royal American Regiment.
Military Appointment signed: "George PR" as Prince Regent of the United Kingdom. Also "R. Ryder" as Home Secretary. 1 page, 13½x9½. Carlton House, London, England. 1811 August 29. Appointment of James Beattie as Ensign in the 60th Royal American Regiment of Foot. Paper seal affixed below signature. KING GEORGE IV (1762-1830, reigned from 1820) served as Regent of Great Britain from 1811, when his father, George III, was declared insane. As Prince of Wales he had very poor relationships both with his father, and with his wife, Princess Caroline of Brunswick, whom he forbade to attend his coronation and tried to divorce. As Regent, however, his choice of cabinet helped conclude the Napoleonic Wars (1815). War's end brought both peace and depression when government demand for supplies ceased. Prices fell and thousands became unemployed, instigating the first labor unions. He took steps to curb the depression with such acts as the Corn Law (1815). During his reign as King of Great Britain & Ireland (1820-1830), George IV's appreciation of the arts led to the development of Regent Street and Regent's Park and the restoration of Windsor Castle. He also initiated penal code reform and abolition of the death penalty (1822). George became increasingly unpopular, due in part to his lavish expenditures. His visit to Scotland in 1822 was the first by a British monarch since 1650. RICHARD RYDER (1766-1832) was the second son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, and served as a member of Parliament as a Tory form 1795-1830 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1807. Most notably, Ryder served as Home Secretary 1809 to 1812. The 60th Royal American Regiment, raised during the Seven Years War, fought at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which determined that Britain, not France, would rule Canada. Loyal to the Crown during the American Revolution, the 60th served in North American throughout the Napoleonic Wars. It was renamed the 60th King's Royal Rifles in 1830. Multiple folds. Heavily soiled. Toned. Surface creases. Corners worn. Moisture damage. Irregularly cut. Otherwise, fine condition.


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KING GEORGE IV (GREAT BRITAIN)
Born: August 12, 1762 in St James Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 25, 1830 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom





RICHARD RYDER
Born: July 5, 1766
Died: September 18, 1832





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