Description: In 1715 Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer signed the verso of this partial document which states that the interest for duties on “Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry” are to be transferred to the Governor and the Bank of England.
Robert Walpole was a British statesman who is remembered for strengthening the Whig party, contributing to the country’s prosperity by keeping Great Britain at peace, and ensuring the Hanoverian succession. Walpole is generally thought of as the de facto first Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Document has been trimmed to: 3 5/8” x 8 1/8”. Item #A01009.
Condition: Small tears at edges, one of which has been reinforced with a piece of archival tissue/tape, overall light soil, otherwise in good condition with a large, clear signature.