CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Frederick, Duke of York, to General Jacob de Budé from Tournai, reporting that the French troops have left Flanders and are moving to prevent the siege of Maubeuge, while he is marching with English and Hanoverian troops to the aid of the Prince of Coburg at Englefontaine, as the Dutch troops have refused to cross the river Sambre.
Date15 October 1793
WriterYork and Albany, Frederick, Duke of
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
DescriptionThe Duke thanks Budé for his letter and assures him that he has no intention of leaving his post. He has heard that the Prince of Wales has refused the rank of Major General; and he is glad that Prince Edward is not to be sent to join him next year. He goes on to explain why he is now at Tournai with a detachment of his troops, having been asked for help by the Prince of Coburg after the Dutch troops refused to cross the river Sambre, although they had agreed to take part in the siege of Maubeuge. The Prince will give him command of the Bois de Mormal with 10,000 Austrian troops.
Extent1 document
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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