CollectionAdditional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from R B Sheridan to [John Willet] Payne [on the illness of George III and the proposed Regency]
Date[31 October - 7 November 1788]
WriterSheridan, Richard Brinsley Butler
AddresseePayne, John Willett, Captain
DescriptionSandwich has not yet received a letter from the Chancellor; 'The Town is full of consternation & strange Reports - and these are encreased by the silence of the Papers'; a possible meeting between [William] Pitt and the Duke [?]; the necessity of seeing Payne in person 'as there are some most important considerations which can only be treated of in conversation, but which it is of the utmost consequence should be submitted to the Prince's early attention'; and expressing concern on the health of the Prince of Wales.
Signed and dated Friday past 6
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, 1967) Vol. 1, no. 286
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