CollectionAdditional papers relating to William IV and Queen Adelaide
TitleLetter from William, Duke of Clarence to John Bourke, 4th Earl of Mayo
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeMayo, 4th Earl of
DescriptionIn disagreement with Sir John Newport and Pole, William believes that the crop of potatoes has not been bad. William is glad to hear that Lord Mayo's part of the country [of Ireland] is quiet - but, William advises, he should still have a body of troops near him. He does not think Ireland being at risk of any invasion; but he hopes the religious divisions will soon be overcome- he mentions the debates on the matter with some Lords. William assures Lord Mayo that he will act with moderation with the Delegates who, the day after, will be presenting their petition to the Prince Regent.
The Smiths [the family with which William's daughter, Sophia, is living] went to Ireland and are now coming back: they could, with the occasion, bring back Lord Mayo and his wife as well.
Place Of WritingBushy House
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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