Lot 729: George Iii

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Lot 729: George Iii: (1738-1820) King Of The United Kingdom 1760-1820. A Good, Early D.S., George R, Just Two Days After Becoming King, At The Head, One Page (Vellum), Oblong Folio, Court At Saville House, 27Th October 1760. The Manuscript Document Is A Military Commission Appointing Anthony St. Legor (Sic) To Be A Major In The 21St Regiment Of Dragoons Or Royal Forresters Commanded By John Manners, Marquess Of Granby. Countersigned At The Foot By William Pitt (1708-1778) The Elder. 1St Earl Of Chatham. British Prime Minister 1766-68, Secretary Of State For The Southern Department 1756-57, 1757-61. With Blind Embossed Paper Seal Affixed. Some Light Dust Staining And A Few Very Small, Extremely Minor Tears At The Edges, Not Affecting The Signatures. About Vg Anthony St. Leger (C.1731-1786) British Army Officer And Horse Racing Enthusiast. Founder Of The St. Leger Stakes Horse Race. Established In 1776, The St Leger Is The Oldest Of Britain'S Five Classics. It Is The Last Of The Five To Be Run Each Year, And Its Distance Is Longer Than Any Of The Other Four. John Manners (1721-1770) Marquess Of Granby. English Lieutenant-General. Granby Served In The Seven Years' War As Overall Commander Of The British Troops On The Battlefield And Was Subsequently Rewarded With The Post Of Commander-In-Chief Of The Forces. He Was Popular With His Troops And Many Public Houses Are Still Named After Him Today. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £300 - 400
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