Lot 318: King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 until his death in 1820 whose reign was marked most notably by the loss of British control over the American colonies. Printed document, not signed by the King, one page, 12.25 x 15, dated June 27, 1814, signed at the conclusion by sheriffs Benjamin Bickley and Philip George. Document reads, in part: "Whereas a Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between His Majesty and His Most Christian Majesty, hath been concluded at Paris, on the Thirtieth Day of May last…We do declare to all His Majesty's loving Subjects Our Will and Pleasure, that the said Treaty of Peace and Friendship be observed inviolably, as well by Sea as Land…Given at the Court at Carleton House, the Seventeenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the fifty-fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign." Document also bears George's printed name, "George P. R.," above the beginning of the text. Document has been professionally silked, and is in very good condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered toning, staining, and foxing, as well as a few spots of minor paper loss.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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