RepositoryRoyal Archives
CollectionGeorge III: The Genius of the Mad King documentary
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/5367
TitleDraft of a message of abdication from George III to the Parliament
Date[28 March 1783?]
WriterGeorge III, King
AddresseeParliament of Great Britain
DescriptionThe King communicates his intentions to resign his Crown to the Prince of Wales, and to retire to his Electoral Dominions. He hopes, with this move, to 'awaken the various parties to a sense of their Duty'.
This moves follows the King's failure to form a new administration, resulting in his final capitulation to the coalition.
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Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose paper; mounted.
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NotesPublished in "The Correspondence of King George III. From 1760 to December 1783", ed. Fortescue, vol. VI, no 4260, pp. 316-317.
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