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Auction archive: Lot number 548

GEORGE II: (1683-1760) King of Great

Estimate
€170 - €230
ca. US$189 - US$256
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 548

GEORGE II: (1683-1760) King of Great

Estimate
€170 - €230
ca. US$189 - US$256
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

GEORGE II: (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1727-60. Fine D.S., George R, as King, at the head, one page, folio, Court at St. James's, 21st March 1757. The attractively penned manuscript document is addressed to Thomas, Lord Viscount Dupplin and Thomas Potter, Paymaster General of Our Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces and authorises the payment of £20,000 to John Thomlinson and John Hanbury, merchants who 'have represented unto us that a further sum of Twenty thousand pounds is necessary to enable them to pay several Bills drawn before the expiration of their contracts by their agents in North America to answer the demands of the Deputy Paymasters there….' Countersigned at the foot by the Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764, British Prime Minister 1756-57), Henry Bilson-Legge (1708-1764, English Statesman, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1754-55, 1756-57 & 1757-61) and Viscount Duncannon. Also signed to the verso by both Thomlinson and Hanbury. An interesting document featuring the extremely rare signature of the Duke of Devonshire. Very slightly trimmed to the left edge and with minor overall age wear, about

Auction archive: Lot number 548
Auction:
Datum:
23 May 2019
Auction house:
IAA International Autograph Auctions Ltd.
Foxhall Business Centre, Foxhall Road
Nottingham, NG76LH
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)115 8451010
+44 (0)115 8451009
Beschreibung:

GEORGE II: (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1727-60. Fine D.S., George R, as King, at the head, one page, folio, Court at St. James's, 21st March 1757. The attractively penned manuscript document is addressed to Thomas, Lord Viscount Dupplin and Thomas Potter, Paymaster General of Our Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces and authorises the payment of £20,000 to John Thomlinson and John Hanbury, merchants who 'have represented unto us that a further sum of Twenty thousand pounds is necessary to enable them to pay several Bills drawn before the expiration of their contracts by their agents in North America to answer the demands of the Deputy Paymasters there….' Countersigned at the foot by the Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764, British Prime Minister 1756-57), Henry Bilson-Legge (1708-1764, English Statesman, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1754-55, 1756-57 & 1757-61) and Viscount Duncannon. Also signed to the verso by both Thomlinson and Hanbury. An interesting document featuring the extremely rare signature of the Duke of Devonshire. Very slightly trimmed to the left edge and with minor overall age wear, about

Auction archive: Lot number 548
Auction:
Datum:
23 May 2019
Auction house:
IAA International Autograph Auctions Ltd.
Foxhall Business Centre, Foxhall Road
Nottingham, NG76LH
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)115 8451010
+44 (0)115 8451009
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