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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.012.06 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: London, England Type: Document signed Date: 26 January 1797 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum : docket ; 30 x 39.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Appointing Hartcup to be a Colonel in the British army. Notes at bottom attest the appointment was entered with the Secretary of War, and the Commissioner General of Musters. Accompanied by British revenue stamp. Features two paper seals, one dark blue.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryEngland

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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