GEORGE III. 19510

£275

Description

Military Commission, signed ‘George R’ by the King upper left, appointing Robert Grifiths to be Lieutenant to Our Independent Company of Invalids doing duty at Chester, Countersigned by Viscount Weymouth. Vellum 10 x 13 inches, Royal wafer seal affixed, vertical folds, in sound condition, dusty and somewhat worn. Our Court at St. James’s, 8 April 1779. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). Thomas Thynne (1734-1796), Viscount Weymouth, later styled 1st Marquess of Bath, known for his role in the Falklands Crisis of 1770. In 1775 Weymouth returned to his former office of Secretary of State for the Southern Department, undertaking in addition the duties attached to the northern department for a few months in 1779, but he resigned both positions in the autumn of that year.