Antique Commission Signed by King George III & Duke of Rutland 1813 Lieutenant i For Sale
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Antique Commission Signed by King George III & Duke of Rutland 1813 Lieutenant i:
Fine antique Commission signed by King George III (1738-1820), and John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland (1778-1857), to William Ball to be Lieutenant in the 22nd Foot dated 11th March 1813."George R In the Name and on Behalf of His MajestyGeorge the Third by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith & To Our Trusty and Well beloved William Ball Gent Greeting. We do by these Presents, Constitute and Appoint you be Lieutenant in that Company whereof Esquire is Captain in Our twenty second Cheshire Regiment of Foot Commanded by Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Lieutenant General Edward Finch.You are therefore carefully and diligently to Discharge the Duty of Ensign by Exercising and Well discipling both the inferior Officers and Soldiers of that Company and We do, hereby, Command, then to Obey you as their Lieutenant and You are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions, from Time to Time, as you shall receive from your Colonel or any other your Superior Officer according to the Rules and Discipline of War in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You. Given at Our Court at Carlton House the Eleventh day of March 1813 in the Fifty third year of our Reign.By the Command of His Royal Highnesss, The Prince Regent in the Name and on Behalf of His Majesty.-Rutland"He was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.His life and with it his reign, which were longer than any other British monarch before him, were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of Britain's American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence. Further wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France from 1793 concluded in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.In the later part of his life, George III had recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness. Although it has since been suggested that he had the blood disease porphyria, the cause of his illness remains unknown. After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and George III's eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III's death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV.Historical analysis of George III's life has gone through a "kaleidoscope of changing views" that have depended heavily on the prejudices of his biographers and the sources available to them. Until it was reassessed in the second half of the 20th century, his reputation in the United States was one of a tyrant; and in Britain he became "the scapegoat for the failure of imperialism".Rutland was a British landowner as well as an owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. Rutland was Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire between 1799 and 1857. He was also a prominent owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. His most successful horse was Cadland, which won The Derby in 1828.Size: 33.5 x 23 cm approx
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