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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) [Appointment of John Lorimer as surgeon]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.807.01 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: London, England Type: Document signed Date: 6 February 1761 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.8 x 34.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by "Holdernesse", Robert Darcy, Earl of Holderness and British Secretary of State for the Northern Department 1754-1761. Holdernesse signs based on the orders of King George III. Countersigned by Thomas Tyrwhitt as Under-Secretary at War and John F. Hesse. Hesse certifies that Lorimer's appointment has been entered in the Office of Thomas Gore, Commissary General of Musters. Appoints Lorimer to a battalion of foot led by James Stuart, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant. Issued at St. James Court. Contains a partial length of rectangular blue seal. Includes a royal stamp on verso depicting a crown and the letters "G R."

People: Holderness, Robert D’Arcy, Earl of, 1718-1778
Tyrwhitt, Thomas, 1730-1786
Hesse, John F., fl. 1758-1778
George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820
George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820
Lorimer, John, 1732-1795
Stuart, James, fl. 1761
Gore, Thomas, fl. 1741-1761

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyHealth and Medical

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