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31: KING GEORGE III, 1810 Manuscript Document Signed

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Scarce Manuscript Document Signed "George R" as King

KING GEORGE III. King of England during the Revolutionary and War of 1812 Era.
May 23, 1810, Manuscript Document Signed, "George R" as King, 1 page, 12" x 16", on Vellum, St. James's, Very Fine. In this rare, original form, he appoints, "James Woodhouse... Deputy Assistant Commissary General to Our Forces". It is also signed by Home Secretary "R. Ryder" and Secretaries from the War Office. With its original blue and white wax and paper Seal and Revenue Seal. It is close at right edge with expected light folds and wear, with some offsetting and foxing, mostly to lower blank margin. Boldly signed in brown above the seal at the upper left corner.

This document was signed while the King suffered from blindness due to terrible cataracts. Later that year, the death of his youngest daughter and favorite, Princess Amelia, precipitated a breakdown that would lead to the regency of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV.

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