CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/105; GEO/ADD/28/036a
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/105], wishing to seek her advice, including as to whether Benson should be included on the journey to Hanover, commenting that the Ministry would like to exclude the Prince [presumably of Wales] and make him go with the King, that [the Archbishop of ] 'York' wishes to bring the matter before Parliament and put the Regency 'into our hands, as the best resort', and noting that 'The Prince will doe [sic] nothing in it without your advice'; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/036a].
Date8 May [a later pencil note suggests '?1716']
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
Description'...if one could know in time what measures the Prince or York should take, some care might be had of the elections, in which you must bear a part, & let me know if my lord Cooper may be the person employd [sic?].'
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/105. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/036a. Both documents bear the circled number '34', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
The postscript has been omitted from the French transcription.
Mrs Clayton has added notes that the subject on which the Ministry would exclude the Prince is 'the Regency', while 'York' refers to the 'Archbishop of York'.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (3 pages)
Physical Description3 loose manuscript papers; mounted; with address 'label' attached to the mount of GEO/ADD/28/105, and GEO/ADD/28/036a being written on the reverse of GEO/ADD/28/036
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