Lot 1059: George Iii


2015-09-16 14:12:08


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Lot 1059: George Iii: (1738-1820) King Of The United Kingdom 1760-1820. L.S., George R, (A Good, Bold Ink Example When 'Mad'), One Page, 4To, St. James'S, 31St May 1806, To [Ferdinand I] The King Of The Two Sicilies. The King Announces 'Circumstances Having Rendered It Expedient That The Commander In Chief Of My Military Forces In The Mediterranean Should Also Be Invested With The Character Of My Envoy Extraordinary And Minister Plenipotentiary At The Court Of Your Majesty, I Have Granted Permission To Hugh Elliot Esqr., Who Has Resided For Some Time Near Your Majesty, To Return To This Country' And Continues 'I Am Myself So Perfectly Satisfied With The Zeal And Fidelity With Which He Has Executed My Orders, In Promoting That Perfect Union Which So Happily Subsists Between Us, And Which I Trust Will Always Continue, That I Doubt Not You Will Also Have Found His Conduct Agreable To Your Majesty, And So Well Deserving 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 Exceptionally Light, Small Circular Stain (Caused By The Wax Seal) Only Very Slightly Touches Part Of One Letter Of The King'S Signature, 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. Hugh Elliot (1752-1830) British Diplomat & Colonial Governor Who Served As British Minister To The Two Sicilies 1803-06. ?300-400 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £550 - 850
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