CollectionAdditional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from George IV to Sir William Knighton
Date[?September 1821]
WriterGeorge IV, King
AddresseeKnighton, William, Sir
DescriptionWriting that he is sure Knighton will be surprised at receiving another letter from him so soon and from the same place but the king hopes it will be the last as he will be setting off for London by land at five o'clock tomorrow morning. He hopes to see Knighton at Carlton House before four o'clock on Saturday. Recounting his sea voyage to Land's End but were prevented from progressing by bad weather and he believes that the ship were only saved from a watery grave by the actions of [Charles] Paget as the eldest and most experienced sailors were petrified and paralysed with fear.
Marked 'Most private'.
Part missing
Extent1 document (1 page)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Custodial HistoryPurchased 1964 along with GEO/ADD/3/47-48, 50-54
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