(1738 - 1820) King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820
"Lord Aylesbury is I trust too much convinced of my regard for him as well as my humanity to attribute my silence on the severe blow he has sustained to any cause but a wish of letting his own good leave calm his sorrows befor I expressed any sentiments on so distressing an occasion..."
Accompanied by a contemporary manuscript copy of a letter from George III, dated `Queens House, December 11, 1779`, to an unidentified correspondent [Lord Aylesbury?], 1 1/2 pages, George III characterizes this letter as "this Embryo of a Negotiation ...[of] the earnest desire I have to unite my subjects in the present moment of danger, and to form a strong government out of the most able an respectable of all parties ..."
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