JACKSON, Francis James (1770–1814), diplomatist. Manuscript receipt signed at Berlin 1803


JACKSON, Francis James (1770–1814), diplomatist. Manuscript receipt signed at Berlin 1803

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JACKSON, Francis James (1770–1814), diplomatist. Manuscript receipt signed by Francis James Jackson, Berlin, 8th January 1803, 200 x 100 mm with embossed tax stamp, "Received of the Right Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds, issued to his Lordship in pursuance of the Civil List Act".

Francis James Jackson  was sent to Berlin as minister-plenipotentiary in 1802, where he married, and later, in 1809, was sent as minister-plenipotentiary to Washington, where he remained until the breakdown in relations between Great Britain and the United States in 1811. Lord Hawkesbury was the courtesy title of Robert Banks Jenkinson (1770–1828), who became second earl of Liverpool upon his father's death in 1808. He held the office of Foreign Secretary 1801–1804, and became Prime Minister in 1812. 

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