CollectionGeorge IV Calendar as Prince, Regent and King
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from George, Prince of Wales, to George III, requesting permission to serve in the Army in Europe
Date[?March 1795]
WriterGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionThe Prince argues that his service would not endanger the succession due to his many brothers, and that his involvement would be in the public interest. He states that he would not intefere with 'those stations of command which should be held by persons qualified thro' experience...' and regrets that while he is at a stage in life where others 'incline themselves to serious pursuits', he has been denied involvement in public affairs.
Endorsed 'Sketch of a letter drawn up by Lord Rawdon'.
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript papers; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in A. Aspinall "The Correspondence of George, Prince of Wales 1770-1812" (London, 1965) Vol. 3; no 973, pp 45-47
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