Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

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

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

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, Lord, 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

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources