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    King George III of the United Kingdom Document Signed "George RI". One page, 15" x 11", vellum, partly printed, Court at St. James, May 6, 1795. A military promotion, in part: "...To our Trusty and Welbeloved Captain Henry Connan of our 52 Regt of Foot...appoint You to be Major in Our Army..." The last "King of America," George III ascended to the throne at the death of his grandfather George II. He caused problems because he wanted to govern as well as reign; history assigns blame for the loss of the colonies to him as well as Prime Minister Lord North. Late in his reign, he was affected by mental illness traditionally attributed to the blood disease porphyria. Recent tests on extant hair samples showed high levels of arsenic, now thought to be the likely cause of his health problems. This document is in fine condition and is double matted with a vintage engraving and framed to an overall size of 26" x 17". Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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