May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
GEORGE II; KING OF ENGLAND. Document Signed, "George R," arranging for the payment of troops in the Electorate of Hanover. Countersigned by John Rushout and Phillips Gybbon. 15 1/4x10 1/4 inches; short tear in left edge with minor loss, horizontal folds. "Court at St. James" [London], 17 January 1742

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During the War of Austrian Succession (1740-48), King George II employed British troops in the Electorate of Hanover, because he feared that French troops would attempt to occupy it. The King was an elector in Hanover, where he exerted political influence in the Holy Roman Empire.