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#257 - King George III Document Signed Estimate: $300+

King George III provides for London's poor

Manuscript DS, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, February 1, 1802. Document is addressed to Sir John Eamer, Lord Mayor of London, concerning the collection for the poor, in part: "Being informed that the poorer Sort of Our Subjects in and about Our City of London do suffer great Hardships at this time and being graciously disposed to do all that lies in Us for their Relief and Support, We have thought fit to signify…the…Lord Bishop of London, that he takes care for Publication to be made in all the Parish Churches within Our said City and Liberties thereof….the Church Wardens and Overseers of the poor of each Parish to collect the benevolence of charitable and well disposed people at their respective Dwellings within each Parish for and towards the support and relief of Our said poor Subjects and to cause the Money so collected to be paid immediately into the Chamber of London to be distributed….as You and the said Lord Bishop shall think fit and to the End Our Intention may be the more effectual….by your Encouragement and Endeavour, Our good Subjects inhabiting in Our said City….may be induced to a more than ordinary Demonstration of their Compassion and Liberality on this occasion." Signed at the head by King George III and countersigned at the conclusion by Lord Thomas Pelham. In fine condition, with a small area of paper loss to the top edge, just above the signature.

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