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Lot #171
George III

The war on poverty, eighteenth-century style

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The war on poverty, eighteenth-century style

Manuscript DS, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, February 12, 1799. A document directed to the Bishop of London authorizing him to solicit donations “towards the support and relief of our said poor subjects” and providing for the distrubution of funds for the poor from the Royal Treasury. Countersigned “Portland” at the conclusion. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (vertical fold to signature), light toning and soiling, and mild handling wear. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008