CollectionDe Budé Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/ADD/15/0574
TitleLetter from Frederick, Duke of York, to General Jacob de Budé from Ghent, on the commanding officer's right to appoint medical staff for his troops when serving abroad, and his anxiety to return to England to sort out his financial affairs.
Date31 January 1794
WriterYork and Albany, Frederick, Duke of
AddresseeBudé, Jacob de, General
DescriptionThe Duke expresses his satisfaction with his new Adjutant General, Colonel Craig, although he tends to be pompous. He explains his objections to the claims by officials at home to appoint medical staff for his troops while they are serving abroad, a matter which should be the prerogative of the commanding officer who knows better what is required on the spot. He is eagerly awaiting the arrival of General Mack in Brussels with the plan of campaign which the Duke will bring to England; he is anxious to return as soon as possible to sort out his financial affairs. He adds a postscript saying that news has come of the arrival of General Mack in Brussels and he will go to meet him; he expects to spend some time at York House in London but will first join the Duchess at Oatlands.
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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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