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George I, King of Great Britain (1660-1727) [Commission of John Paul Mascarene to Captain]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.441 Author/Creator: George I, King of Great Britain (1660-1727) Place Written: Hampton Court, England Type: Document signed Date: 25 August 1717 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum : docket ; 31 x 40.2

Summary of Content: Appointment of John Paul Mascarine to Captain in the Regiment of Colonel Richard Phillips Esq. Signed by Secretary of War R. Arnold. Signed by the Commissary General [name illegible]. Signed by J. Addison below the phrase "by His Majesties Command." Features a dark blue paper seal.

People: George I, King of Great Britain, 1660-1727

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryEngland

Sub Era: Early Settlements

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