Lot 1056: George Iii



2015-09-16 14:12:08

Lot 1056: George Iii: (1738-1820) King Of The United Kingdom 1760-1820. L.S., George R, With Holograph Subscription ('Sir My Brother, Your Good Brother'), One Page, 4To, St. James'S, 31St August 1764, To [Ferdinand I] The King Of The Two Sicilies. The King Announces 'Sir James Gray Baronet, Who Has Resided For Some Years At Your Court, As My Envoy Extraordinary And Plenipotentiary, Having Requested That He May Remain In England For The Reestablishment Of His Health, And To Settle His Affairs, I Have Thought Proper To Recall Him' And Continues 'I Am Myself So Well Satisfied With The Zeal And Fidelity, With Which My Said Minister Has Executed My Orders, In Establishing That Perfect Union, Which Subsists Between Us, And Which I Hope Will Always Continue, That I Doubt Not But You Will Also Have Found His Conduct Agreeable To You, And So Well Deserving Of Your Approbation, That You Will Permit Him To Take His Leave'. With Integral Address Leaf Bearing Two Red Wax Seals And With The Small Original Pink Ribbons Affixed. One Very Light, Small Circular Stain (Caused By The Wax Seal) Only Slightly Affects A Few Letters Of The Signature And Subscription, Otherwise Vg. Ferdinand I (1751-1825) King Of The Two Sicilies 1816-25, Previously King Ferdinand Iv Of Naples From 1759 And King Ferdinand Iii Of Sicily 1759-1816. Sir James Gray (C.1708-1773) 2Nd Baronet. British Diplomat And Antiquary. British Ambassador To The Kingdom Of Naples 1753-63. Despite The Content Of The Present Letter, Gray Went On To Hold Another Diplomatic Post, As British Ambassador To Spain From 1766-70. ?300-400 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £550 - 850
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