Reference numberMS/391/91
TitlePower of deputy, issued by George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, President of the Royal Society, to James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton
Date10 December 1763
DescriptionAuthorising James Douglas to act on behalf of the Earl of Macclesfield, as a Vice-President of the Royal Society.

Commencing: 'Whereas the late Majesty King Charles the Second, by His Letters Patent...' and continuing 'I George Earl of Macclesfield, at this time President of the said Royal Society, have formerly nominated and appointed The Right Honble. Hugh Lord Willoughby of Parham. James West Esqr., and James Burrow Esqr., now all of the Council of the said Society to be my Deputies in the office of President aforesaid, now I...nominate and appoint the Right Honble. James Earl of Morton being one of the present Council of the said Royal Society to Deputy...'

Signed 'Macclesfield' and sealed by him. Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Harris and Thomas Deakin. With an embossed stamp for two shillings and sixpence.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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