CollectionAdditional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from J McMahon to [?]
WriterMcMahon, John, Colonel
DescriptionThat he is most anxious to see him: 'for, besides the subject I wish to talk with you, I have strong points from the Prince to impart to you by his Command'. They will discuss the details of the topic when they meet but McMahon confides that he fears its effects on the health 'of one so extremely dear to us, as however ludicrous to the unfeeling a passion seemingly so boyish may appear, yet when it evidently goes to undermine every principle of repose & tranquility, & actually to absorb the many & various considerations which belong (especially at so momentuous a crisis in public affairs as this) to his ?nice & high situation, it actually approaches an alarming calamity'. This passion is 'literally sapping his Constitution & his talents, & by God if something cannot be done speedily to compose his feelings, & give happiness to his mind, I dread the very worst consequences'.
Signed and dated Tuesday evening
Place Of WritingBury Street
Extent1 document (1 page)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Custodial History?Purchased 1967 along with GEO/ADD/3/66; letters from Anne, Duchess of Cumberland; Queen Charlotte; Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge; Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland; Edward, Duke of Kent; Augustus, Duke of Sussex; Frederick, Duke of York; Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester; William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester; Lady Geraldine Somerset (refs GEO/ADD/8/89-90, GEO/ADD/9/407, GEO/ADD/6/168-170, GEO/ADD/12/2/371-375, GEO/ADD/23/69-73, VIC/ADDA8/3477, VIC/ADDJ/1583-4).
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