1775 HIS MAJESTY GEORGE REGINA SENDS HIS GERMAN COUSIN THE PRINCESS ABBESS PROFUSE NEW YEAR GREETINGS A MERE SIX DAYS BEFORE MASSACHUSETTS DECLARED A STATE IN REBELLION855
On offer is an original LS by English King George III dated 3 January 1775, a mere six days before Parliament declared Massachusetts in a state of rebellion. On March 23 Patrick Henry gives the "Give me or give me Death" speech, and on 19 April came the first shots on Lexington Green. King George III, King of England, 1760 - 1820, he supported the policy which led to war with, and the loss of the American colonies sends his cousin to Princess Abbess at Gardersheim Germany his profuse best wishes for the New Year. Signed "George R" one page both sides, 8 x 12.5 which reads in part: "You have our most sincere thanks for the pleasant mark that your dear Love has given us at this time of change to a New Year, of your friendly disposition toward us. We reciprocate the same, and would express the sincere wish that Your dear Love may have begun the New Year Pleasantly, and may pass it in uninterrupted enjoyment of unalloyed prosperity...George R." In fine condition, with remnants of previous matting to the lower corners. As King George's III grandfather, George I, came over directly from Germany, George III spoke and wrote German (in which this letter is written). Comes with a full translation. VG+.
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