Lot 315: British Whig statesman (1712-1770) who served as treasurer of the Royal Navy before becoming prime minister. He is best known for introducing the Stamp Act in 1765, which sparked outrage in colonial America and reverberated over the course of the next decade in the slogan 'no taxation without representation,' a leading cause of the Revolution. Ink signature, "George Grenville," on an off-white 5 x 1.75 slip clipped from a larger Royal Navy document. Affixed to a larger sheet beside an engraved portrait. In fine condition. Accompanied by an additional unsigned engraving bearing a facsimile signature.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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