GEORGE III: (1738-1820) King of the United Kingdom 1760-1820. A fine D.S., George R, as King, at the head, one page (vellum), oblong folio, Court at St. James’s, 20th May 1761. The partially printed document is a military commission appointing Charles Watson to be an ensign in the 25th Regiment of Foot, Commanded by William, Earl of Home. Countersigned at the foot by John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792) British Prime Minister 1762-63, Secretary of State for the Northern Department 1761-62. Some very light, extremely minor age wear, overall a clean and attractive document, VG
The signature of the Earl of Bute is amongst the rarest of all British Prime Ministers.