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GEORGE II (1683-1760). King of Great Britain and Ireland. Elector of Hanover.
Document Signed, 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum (two large stains, lacking papered seal), St James's, 25 August 1730. Appointing John Owen lieutenant in the third regiment of foot guards commanded by John, Earl of Dunmore. Countersigned by the Duke of Newcastle, secretary of state for the south and later prime minister.

John Murray, second earl of Dunmore (1685-1752) was to fight under George II at Dettingen, and became one of the sixteen generals made knights-banneret on the field by the king. The victory over the French was celebrated by Handel's Dettingham Te Deum, first sung at the Chapel Royal in St James's in November 1743.
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