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Description:Given at Our Court at St Jamess, 30 March 1763. 1 page 14 x 9 inches, with the integral blank leaf, in good condition, a few minor repairs and tears at centre fold, horizontal folds. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). John Stuart (1713-1792), 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister or First Lord of the Treasury (26 May 1762 8 April 1763), and one of the rarest of Prime Minister autographs. He was a powerful secretary of state from 1761 and succeeded Newcastle as First Lord of the Treasury in May 1762. Frederick North (1732-92), known as Lord North, was Prime Minister from 1770-1782 and was largely responsible for the measures which led to the loss of America. Sir George Colebrooke (1729-1809) held two lucrative government contracts, one for remitting money to the British forces in the American colonies and the other for victualling the troops there.
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