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    Lord George Germaine Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, 7.25" x 9.25", Pall Mall, Oct. 15, 1779, to Lady Macartney, in response to her request that he promote her husband's interests "before his Majesty". He writes: "Nobody can be more sensible than I am of Lord Macartneys merit... Your Ladyships anxiety must be great... you hear more of Lord Macartneys situation, whatever intelligence I receive shall be immediately sent to you." Lord George Macartney had in recent years been governor of the Caribbean Islands and had been created Baron Macartney in the Peerage of Ireland in 1776. It is likely that Lady Macartney was actively promoting her husband's interest for another appointment as he would be come governor of Madras the following year after this letter was written in 1780. The document is very lightly and evenly toned, with dark ink that has feathered in a few places. Near fine condition, save a few tiny tears along left margin.

    Lord George Germaine (1737-1806) served as Secretary of State under Lord North's cabinet during the Revolutionary War, and was burdened with much of the blame for Britain's loss of the American colonies.


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