Lot 731: George Iii

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Lot 731: George Iii: (1738-1820) King Of The United Kingdom 1760-1820. D.S., George R, As King, At The Head, Two Pages, Folio, Court At Saint James'S, 1St February 1802. The Manuscript Document Is Addressed To Sir John Eamer, Lord Mayor Of London, And Concerns The Collection For The Poor, Stating, In Part, 'Being Informed That The Poorer Sort Of Our Subjects In And About Our City Of London Do Suffer Great Hardships At This Time And Being Graciously Disposed To Do All That Lies In Us For Their Relief And Support, We Have Thought Fit To Signify...The...Lord Bishop Of London, That He Takes Care For Publication To Be Made In All The Parish Churches Within Our Said City And Liberties Thereof....The Church Wardens And Overseers Of The Poor Of Each Parish To Collect The Benevolence Of Charitable And Well Disposed People At Their Respective Dwellings Within Each Parish For And Towards The Support And Relief Of Our Said Poor Subjects And To Cause The Money So Collected To Be Paid Immediately Into The Chamber Of London To Be Distributed....As You And The Said Lord Bishop Shall Think Fit And To The End Our Intention May Be The More Effectual....By Your Encouragement And Endeavour, Our Good Subjects Inhabiting In Our Said City....May Be Induced To A More Than Ordinary Demonstration Of Their Compassion And Liberality On This Occasion...' Countersigned At The Conclusion By Thomas Pelham (1756-1826) 2Nd Earl Of Chichester. Home Secretary 1801-03. With Integral Address Leaf With A Blind Embossed Paper Seal Affixed. Some Light Age Wear And A Small Area Of Paper Loss To The Head Of The Document, Close To, But Not Affecting The King'S Signature. About Vg Sir John Eamer (1750-1823) Eminent British Grocer And Lord Mayor Of London 1801. Beilby Porteus (1731-1809) English Clergyman, Bishop Of London 1787-1809. Porteus Was The First Anglican In A Position Of Authority To Seriously Challenge The Church'S Position On Slavery. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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