CollectionAdditional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Lord Moira to George, Prince of Wales that he greatly values the Prince's friendship
Date15 February [1805]
WriterMoira, 2nd Earl of
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionWriting that he greatly values the Prince's friendship. [Colonel John] McMahon has indicated that by waiting on the Princess [Caroline], Moria's actions could be construed as support for the Princess's conduct as opposed to that of the Prince. Moria hopes for an audience with the Prince tomorrow to discuss the 'term of excuse which I shall make to the Princess, and which, in my humble judgement, should be offered with the most entire truth & frankness. An evasion would not correspond with the sentiment which I ought to hold towards you.' concluding with expressions of esteem towards the King [George III], the Royal Family, and especially the Prince: 'you ought to find the chords of my heart in unison with every string that vibrated in yours.'
Signed and dated Friday night
Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Custodial HistoryPencil note on mount: 'In original collection but out during filming'
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PublicationsPublished in A. Aspinall "The Correspondence of George, Prince of Wales 1770-1812" (London, 1971) Vol V, no 2013
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