CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Frederick, Duke of York, to General Jacob de Budé from Arnhem, reporting that the French are threatening Nijmegen where the Dutch have failed to repair the defences.
Date4 November 1794
WriterYork and Albany, Frederick, Duke of
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
DescriptionThe Duke reports that the enemy is outside Nijmegen, where the Dutch have failed to repair the defences despite his efforts to persuade them; the Duke of Brunswick has not yet responded to the offer of the supreme command over the Dutch and English forces, while the Duke himself recognises that he has lost the confidence of the English Ministry and has failed to energize the Dutch to defend themselves. All this has affected his health and he needs to return to England, but he has no intention of quitting his post and is willing to serve under the Duke of Brunswick.
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper, mounted
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CreditPublished with the kind permission of Mrs A.M. Brown
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