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George (William Frederick) 1737-1820 King of Great Britain; born in London, June 4, 1737; grandson of George II. His mind was narrow, his disposition was crafty and arbitrary, and during his long reign, while he was sane, his years were passed in continual combat against the growing liberal spirit of the age. Being a native of England (which his two royal predecessors were not), and young and moral, he was at first popular on his accession to the throne, Oct. 26, 1760. In his first spee
King ought to ride a hardtrotting horse without stirrups.
Portions of that statue are now in possession of the New York Historical Society.
Usual appearance of George II.
(from a sketch by Gear.)
The arrival of Richard Penn in London with the second petition of Congress aroused the anger of the King towards, and his fixed determination concerning, the rebellious colonies.
He refused to see Penn or receive the petition, and on Aug. 23 he issued a proclamation for suppressin