GEORGE (EARL OF HALIFAX I, SECOND CREATION) MONTAGU - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED For Sale
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GEORGE (EARL OF HALIFAX I, SECOND CREATION) MONTAGU - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED:
HistoryForSaletm Autographs & ManuscriptsMake an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response!Take a Look at This Week's Specials!GEORGE (EARL OF HALIFAX I, SECOND CREATION) MONTAGU - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/25/1716 CO-SIGNED BY: RICHARD "1ST BARON EDGCUMBE" EDGCUMBE, THOMAS (BARON TORRINGTON) NEWPORT - HFSID 26898LORDS OF THE TREASURY: GEORGE MONTAGU (THE EARL OF
HALIFAX I, SECOND CREATION), RICHARD EDGCUMBE (BARON
EDGCUMBE) and THOMAS NEWPORT (BARON TORRINGTON)
All three sign a disbursement of 361 pounds sterling to Christian Cole as His Majesty's
Resident with the Republick of Venice
Manuscript Document signed: "Examiner Halifax" as Auditor of the Exchequer, and
"Torrington", "R Edgcumbe" as Lords of the Treasury, 1 page, 7x12. No place, 1716 August
25. By order of his Majesty's Lord Privy Seal, the signatories authorize payment "from His
Majesty's Treasure" to Christian Cole for his "Ordinary Entertainment and Allowance" as "His
Majesty's Resident with the Republick of Venice" at a per diem rate of three pounds, plus
other incidental expenses. GEORGE MONTAGU (1689-1789), confusingly, was the second
First Earl of Halifax; the noble title was extinguished upon the death of his uncle, Charles
Montagu, the First Earl of Halifax (First Creation) and revived within the year 1715 for
George, styled First Earl of Halifax (Second Creation). George Montagu, a member of the
House of Commons until his elevation to the peerage, was Auditor of the Exchequer from
1714 to 1739. It was a very powerful post, with oversight over all financial transactions of the
British Government. He also was a member of the Privy Council from 1717. Despite these
heavy duties, Montague found time to be a successful breeder of racehorses. THOMAS
NEWPORT (1655-1719), a lawyer and Whig politician, served in the House of Commons
until honored as Baron Torrington in 1716, the year of this document. He served as a Lord
of the Treasury (1715-1718) and then as a Teller of the Exchequer from 1718 until his
death. Torrington, Connecticut is named for him. RICHARD EDGCUMBE (1680-1758),
another Lord of the Treasury, had been a member of the House of Commons until made
First Baron Edgcumbe in 1714. Edgecombe County, North Carolina is named for him,
despite the different spelling. Christian Cole's diplomatic mission to the Venetian Republic
was not an entirely friendly one. He was charged with gaining redress for maritime offenses
allegedly committed by Venice - still a naval power in the Mediterranean - against British
shipping. In 1715, His Majesty was King George I, recently invited to the kingship by the
British Parliament. His throne was by no means secure, being contested by the Stuarts,
who were in exile in France and strongly supported in unsuccessful Scottish uprisings in 1715
and 1745. Edges and corners creased and chipped. Multiple notches at edges. Multiple mailing
folds. Lightly soiled. Paper tape on verso at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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