CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/ADD/15/0559
TitleLetter from Frederick, Duke of York, to General Jacob de Budé from Menin, criticising the Duke of Richmond's conduct as Master-General of the Ordnance, and restating his own wish for this post.
Date5 October 1793
WriterYork and Albany, Frederick, Duke of
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
DescriptionThe Duke writes offering his apartment at York House to General de Budé; he is distressed but not surprised by what the latter has told him about the Duke of Clarence. The proxy he gave his brother (Clarence) to vote on the Slave Trade in the House of Lords is no longer valid, he believes. He goes on to comment on the Duke of Richmond's 'infamous' conduct as Master-General of the Ordnance, and regrets that the Duke has not resigned. He himself would like this position, and recalls that James II held it when he was Duke of York. He considers that it should be held in conjunction with the command of the army. As for the Flanders campaign, he thinks it in a very bad state and has written to tell the King so.
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LanguageFrench
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
LevelItem
CreditPublished with the kind permission of Mrs A.M. Brown
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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