George III

Rare ALS of America’s last king!

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(1738-1820) King of England 1760-1820, Elector (1760-1815) and King (1815-20) of Hanover, America's last monarch. Struggled to abolish party system and with bouts of mental illness. Supported government policies that led to American Revolution and independence, blocked Catholic emancipation. After 1811 was blind and permanently deranged, his son (later George IV) acting as regent until the King’s death. Rare ALS "George R" as King, 9 x 7, Windsor, October 25 1795, declining to invite the Duke of Bourbon, in the accompaniment of Lord Hawkesbury, to court at St. James’: “The Duc de Bourbon having desired Lord Hawkesbury to bring him to St. James’ on Wednesday, I cannot think he can possibly be looked upon here as in cog [in cognito, undercover, covert], and therefore to be presented as any other Foreigner, on the present occasion any other claim would have been inadmissible.” Louis Henri de Bourbon, Duc de Bourbon, Baron de Condé (1756-1830) Only son of Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, as a member of reigning House of Bourbon, was a prince du sang. Prior to accession to Condé title, he was known as the duc de Bourbon. Married daughter of Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans 1770. In 1780 they separated; Louis never remarried but began a public affair with an opera singer that resulted in 2 illegitimate daughters. During the French Revolution, the Duke accompanied his father into exile in England and survived the purge of the House of Bourbon in France, which cost the lives of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. In 1804, his son, the duc d'Enghien, was abducted in Germany by order of Napoleon and executed on trumped up charges of treason. He returned with his father to France after Napoleon’s 1814 defeat, both recovering their fortunes and public status. On his father's death in 1818, he became Prince de Condé. The line of Bourbon-Condé came to an end with his death under suspicious circumstances in 1830, shortly after the July Revolution. Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool (1727-1808) Known as Lord Hawkesbury 1786-96, British statesman, father of PM Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. MP 1761, named Under-Secretary of State by Lord Bute. Won favor of George III, and when Bute retired he became leader of the King's Friends in the House of Commons. In 1763 Grenville appointed him joint Secretary to the Treasury. In 1766, he became a Lord of the Admiralty and then a Lord of the Treasury in Grafton’s administration. Secretary at War 1778-82, President of the Board of Trade and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1786-1803, popularly regarded as enjoying the confidence of the King to a special degree. Privy Councillor & Vice Treasurer of Ireland 1772, clerk of the pells in Ireland and Master of the Mint 1775. Created Baron Hawkesbury 1786, Earl of Liverpool 1796.

Condition: Very good, some wear at left edge, paper tape on verso of left edge; lower corner tips torn; 2 small spots at right edge
Type:Letter






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