CollectionAdditional papers relating to William IV and Queen Adelaide
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Lord Hood to Prince William
Date21 May 1784
WriterHood, Samuel, Rear-Admiral Lord
AddresseeWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
DescriptionThis is the first time Lord Hood can reply to William's letters since he became engaged in the 'contest of Westminster' [this refers to the 1784 general election contest for the seat of Westminster; the three contendant were, Lord Hood, Charles James Fox, and Sir Cecil Wray] the poll just closed and Hood gives his first impressions, also giving an account of the events happening in Parliament [Fox and Hood had a majority, but Wray demanded a scrutiny, and it was almost a year before Fox and Hood were declared duly elected].
Lord Hood understands William's desire to return to England from Hanover and knows that this is supported by General de Budé as well; Hood, who is also generally supportive of William's wishes, believes that, given the current delicate state of things in England, William should wait for the King's order to come naturally.
Place Of WritingDover Street
Extent1 document (5 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Custodial HistoryPurchased 1956
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