CollectionGeorge II
TitleLetter from George II to William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, referring to the Battle of Hastenbeck
Date9 August 1757
WriterGeorge II, King
AddresseeCumberland, William Augustus, Duke of
DescriptionOn the news in his letter of the 2 August 'by which I see the distracted situation of my affairs in Germany. I am convinced of yr sense and capacity, and zele for my service...nobody attributes ye bad succes either to you, or the Troops under yr command, to any cowardice, or want of precation'; on settling a peace. With a postcript on William's ill-health: 'Pray take care of a life that is both so dear, and so necessary to me, and when you have setled every thing, come to a father that esteeem's and loves you dearly'
Signed and dated at Kensington
Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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