1 page, oblong folio, on vellum. Two paper seals along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. Not examined out of frame. A ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, making Thomas Watts a Second Lieutenant in the Dundee Corps of Volunteers. Britain mobilized its armed forces to try and crush the revolutionary armies of France, and would remain at war for most of the next twenty years. Portland, as Home Secretary, was both an enthusiastic champion of the campaign against France, and a ruthless suppressor of any hint of domestic radicalism. -- GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 2 August 1780. Counter signed by Secretary of War Lewis and George Germain ("Geo: Germain"). 1p., folio (9¾ x 13½ in.), paper seal with pendant along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. A commission naming Thomas Watts a Captain in Simon Fraser's 71st Regiment of Foot. Together 2 items. (2) " /> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 21 December 1794. Countersigned by Home Secretary William Henry Bentinck (1738-1809), Duke of Portland ("Portland"), and by Secretary at War ("J. Lewis"). <I>1 page, oblong folio, on vellum. Two paper seals along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. Not examined out of frame</I>. A ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, making Thomas Watts a Second Lieutenant in the Dundee Corps of Volunteers. Britain mobilized its armed forces to try and crush the revolutionary armies of France, and would remain at war for most of the next twenty years. Portland, as Home Secretary, was both an enthusiastic champion of the campaign against France, and a ruthless suppressor of any hint of domestic radicalism. -- GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 2 August 1780. Counter signed by Secretary of War Lewis and George Germain ("Geo: Germain"). <I>1p., folio (9¾ x 13½ in.), paper seal with pendant along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed</I>. A commission naming Thomas Watts a Captain in Simon Fraser's 71st Regiment of Foot. <I>Together 2 items</I>. (2) | Christie's
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    [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 21 December 1794. Countersigned by Home Secretary William Henry Bentinck (1738-1809), Duke of Portland ("Portland"), and by Secretary at War ("J. Lewis"). 1 page, oblong folio, on vellum. Two paper seals along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. Not examined out of frame. A ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, making Thomas Watts a Second Lieutenant in the Dundee Corps of Volunteers. Britain mobilized its armed forces to try and crush the revolutionary armies of France, and would remain at war for most of the next twenty years. Portland, as Home Secretary, was both an enthusiastic champion of the campaign against France, and a ruthless suppressor of any hint of domestic radicalism. -- GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 2 August 1780. Counter signed by Secretary of War Lewis and George Germain ("Geo: Germain"). 1p., folio (9¾ x 13½ in.), paper seal with pendant along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. A commission naming Thomas Watts a Captain in Simon Fraser's 71st Regiment of Foot. Together 2 items. (2)

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    [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 21 December 1794. Countersigned by Home Secretary William Henry Bentinck (1738-1809), Duke of Portland ("Portland"), and by Secretary at War ("J. Lewis"). 1 page, oblong folio, on vellum. Two paper seals along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. Not examined out of frame. A ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, making Thomas Watts a Second Lieutenant in the Dundee Corps of Volunteers. Britain mobilized its armed forces to try and crush the revolutionary armies of France, and would remain at war for most of the next twenty years. Portland, as Home Secretary, was both an enthusiastic champion of the campaign against France, and a ruthless suppressor of any hint of domestic radicalism. -- GEORGE III. Document signed ("George R."), London, 2 August 1780. Counter signed by Secretary of War Lewis and George Germain ("Geo: Germain"). 1p., folio (9¾ x 13½ in.), paper seal with pendant along left edge. Laid down. Matted and framed. A commission naming Thomas Watts a Captain in Simon Fraser's 71st Regiment of Foot. Together 2 items. (2)


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    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARK WOOLLEY, YORK, PENNSYLVANIA