Lot 388: George Iii

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Lot 388: George Iii: (1738-1820) King Of The United Kingdom 1760-1820. A Good L.S., Mon Frere, Votre Bon Frere, George R, As King, One Page, Folio, St. James, 8Th March 1742/3, To [Clemens August Of Bavaria] The Elector Of Cologne, In French. The King States That He Has Received His Correspondent'S Letter In Which He Confirms That He Is Abiding By The Rules Of Neutrality In The Current War And Allowing Free Passage Of The Queen Of Hungary'S Auxiliary Troops As Required By The Constitution Of The Empire, Remarking 'Your Stance Is Most Honourable And It Gives Me Non-Equivocal Proof Of Your Moderate Views. I Can Only Applaud This...'. The King Also Informs His Correspondent That 'The Generals Commanding My Troops, Who Are Going To Help The Queen, Have Instructions To Spare Your Country'S Subjects As Far As Possible And To Consult With Your Officers On The Ground. I Will Not Fail To Order Them To Conform To That, In Lending All That Can Be Procured To The Relief Of Your Country...' With Integral Address Leaf Bearing Two Good Red Wax Seals And The Original Small Pink Threads. Some Light Staining And Two Small Areas Of Paper Loss At The Upper Corners, Only Very Slightly Affecting A Few Words Of Text But Not The Signature, Otherwise Vg Clemens August Of Bavaria (1700-1761) Archbishop-Elector Of Cologne 1723-61. Maria Theresa (1717-1780) Queen Of Bohemia 1740-41, Archduchess Of Austria, Queen Of Hungary And Croatia 1740-80, Holy Roman Empress, German Queen 1745-65. The Present Letter Was Written During The War Of The Austrian Succession 1740-48 Which Involved Most Of The Powers Of Europe.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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