Lot 728: George I



2015-07-10 15:43:19

Lot 728: George I: (1660-1727) King Of Great Britain And Ireland 1714-27. An Historic D.S., George R (A Good, Bold Example), As King, At The Head, One Page, Folio, Court At Kensington, 4Th September 1722. The Manuscript Document Is Addressed To Thomas, Earl Of Macclesfield, Lord Chancellor, And Is A Warrant For Affixing The Great Seal To An Act Of Guaranty And States, In Part, €˜Our Will And Pleasure Is That You Forthwith Cause Our Great Seal Of Great Britain To Be Affixed To Two Instruments Of The Same Tenour And Bearing Date With These Presents (A Copy Whereof Is Hereunto Annexed) Containing Our Ratifications Of An Act To Guarantee To The King Of Sardinia The Kingdom Of Sardinia And The Cessions Made To Him In The Dutchy Of Milan Which Act Was Concluded And Signed At Wersailles The 27/16Th Of August Last Past By Our Right Trusty And Welbeloved Charles Lord Whitworth On Our Part, And The Count Fleurian De Morville On The Part Of Our Good Brother The Most Christian King….€™ Countersigned At The Foot By John Carteret (1690-1763) 2Nd Earl Granville. British Statesman, Lord President Of The Council 1751-63. Carteret Served As British Prime Minister For Four Days In February 1746. The Original Manuscript Latin Transcript Of The Agreement Is Still Present, Three Pages, Folio, Attached To The Inside Of The Warrant By The Original Ribbon, Affixed Beneath The Blind Embossed Paper Seal Attached To The Upper Left Corner Of The Warrant. The Latin Transcript States, In Part, €˜Their Britannic And Most Christian Majesties [King George I And King Louis Xv Of France] Desiring To Omit Nothing That Could More And More Greatly Confirm The Dispositions Of The Above Said Treaties Concluded In London, And Assured That Their Imperial And Catholic Majesties [Holy Roman Emperor Charles Vi And King Philip V Of Spain] Are Of The Same Mind In The Pursuit Of This Goal, As Well As Striving To Bind The King Of Sardinia By New Pledges Of Their Friendship From Day To Day, Declare That The Kingdom Of Sardinia And The Parts Of The Duchy Of Milan Ceded To The Same King Are Fully Comprehended In The Cessions Made By The Catholic King [Philip Iv] By Means Of His Renunciation Of The Kingdoms And States Previously Belonging To The Spanish Monarchy….For Which Reason They Obligate Themselves Anew, As They Acknowledge Themselves To Be Already Obligated By The Terms Of The Above-Mentioned London Treaties, To Provide A Surety Or Guarantee Of The Disposition Made Of The Said Kingdom Of Sardinia And The Said Parts Of The Duchy Of Milan In Favour Of The King Of Sardinia, And They Engage Themselves To Wish To Maintain And Defend The Aforementioned Majesty Of The King Of Sardinia In The Possession Of The Said Kingdom And The Said Parts Against All Force And Disturbance That Could Be Brought To Bear Against Him Or His Successors Against The Terms Of The Aforesaid Treaties, Under The Pretext Of Nullity Or Some Defect In The Said Renunciations. This Instrument Of Guarantee, For Its Greater Strength, Will Be Duly Confirmed By The Ratifications Of His Royal Majesty Of Great Britain [George I] And His Most Christian Royal Majesty [Louis Xv] And The Records Of Ratification Will Be Delivered Within The Space Of Six Weeks, Or Sooner If Possible, To The King Of Sardinia'S Legate In Paris. In Witness Whereof We The Undersigned Plenipotentiary Ministers Of His Royal Majesty Of Great Britain And His Most Christian Royal Majesty, Supplied With Sufficient Mandates For This Purpose, Have Signed Two Copies Of This Instrument And Validated Them With Our Seals.....' An Historic Document For Its Significance In Italian History. Some Extremely Minor, Light Age Wear To The Edges, Otherwise Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £8000 - 10000
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