Lot #236
King George II

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Estimate: $400+


War-dated partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George R,” one page, 13.75 x 9.5, July 14, 1743. During the War of Austrian Succession, King George II appoints Kuvigny Decosne "to be Lieutenant to that Company, whereof Whitmore Esq'r is Captain, in Our Regiment of Foot, commanded by Our Trusty & Welbeloved Colonel Scipio Duroure." Signed at the head by King George II, and countersigned at the conclusion by his principal advisor John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville. In very good to fine condition, with most of the red wax seal missing. Less than a month earlier, George had led his forces into combat at the Battle of Dettingen, becoming the last British monarch to lead an army in battle.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #580 - Ended April 08, 2020

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