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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Appointment of William Lacey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.531 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: St. James Type: Document signed Date: 1 February 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.5 x 35 cm.

Summary of Content: Appoints Wiliam Lacey Lieutenant. Partially printed document signed, with three tax stamps and seal attached. Also signed by George Germain, H. Lewis for the Secretary at War and by John Hesse for the Commanding General of Musters.

Background Information: George Germain was the Secretary of State for America during the American Revolution.

People: George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820
Germain, George Sackville, Viscount Sackville, 1716-1785

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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