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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) [Appointment of Henry Clinton a lieutenant general in the British Army "in America only"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01763 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: London, England Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1 September 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum : docket ; 30.9 x 41.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Issued at the Court of St. James's and countersigned by George Germain. A note indicates it was filed with the Secretary of War. Includes a paper seal. Docket on back notes "in America only."

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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