CollectionWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from William Henry [Duke of Gloucester] to George III regarding provision for [Maria] Duchess of Gloucester and their children [Prince William Frederick, Princess Sophia Matilda, and Princess Caroline]
Date27 January 1775
WriterWilliam Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743-1805)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionWilliam mentions his poor health and begs the King to view his 'unparrelled' position with goodness and forgiveness. He requests that as [Henry] Duke of Cumberland and himself are the sole members of the Royal Family who did not notify parliament [of their marriages], and as the Royal Marriages Act will prevent this from happening again, that their acts be excused as they are being 'punished for an act which the laws of God have not made, & the laws of the land had not made criminal'.
Place Of WritingGloucester House
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
Related MaterialFor the Duke's earlier applications for provision for his family from Lord North and Lord Rochford, see GEO/MAIN/54342-54343
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