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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) King's Warrant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00857 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: [London, England] Type: Document signed Date: 2 June 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 37 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: Order to pay Arnold Nesbitt, Adam Drummond and Moses Franks 9915.18.4 pounds for services provided in feeding the British troops in America. Sent to Richard Rigby, "Paymaster General of Our Gaurds Garrisons and Land Forces. Also signed by Lords North, Westcote and Palmerston. Richard Rowland, attorney for Drummond, Franks, and the late Nesbitt, signs on verso. Crow signs integral blank staing "Entered 5th June 1779 into the office of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army." Title is from verso of integral blank.

Background Information: Frederick, Lord North was Prime Minister of Great Britain. William Henry Lyttleton, Lord Westcote was the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain.

People: George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820
North, Frederick, 1732-1792
Westcote, William Henry Lyttleton, Lord, 1724-1808
Palmerston, Henry, Lord, 1739-1802

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryMilitary ProvisionsRevolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFinanceDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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