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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) [Commission of Thomas Hartcup]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.012.05 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: London, England Type: Document signed Date: 27 November 1793 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum : docket ; 26.9 x 41.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Appointment of Hartcup to Lieutenant Colonel in the Corps of Royal Engineers. Will Nettleshipp, a clerk, notes the document was entered into the Office of Ordnance 2 December 1793. Accompanied by a British revenue stamp. Features blue square paper seal.

People: George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820
Hartcup, Thomas, fl. 1761-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyEngland

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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