CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/44796-44797
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date8 October 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William criticises William Pitt's attitude towards the Prince of Wales's business, especially him wanting to see how George's debts were contracted. William warns his brother to expect from Pitt only opposition. Prince William also perceives Hotham [Lieutenant-Colonel George] as adverse to him since he is illegitimately regulating the Prince's allowance - whereas he should just give the Prince what he is expected. Both Pitt and Hotham are against increases.
Expressing concern about the King not replying to his letters: the Prince wonders if he approves of his conduct.
He then refers to a certain affair involving damned women that could spoil his future at his return; he would not say more here, though, for fear of the letter being opened.
Before concluding, Prince William wants to recommend the King's consul at Hamburg, Mr William Hanbury, to be promoted to Minister of Lower Saxony, once the present one, Emanuel Mathias dies.
Place Of WritingQuebec
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "The Correspondence of George Prince of Wales, 1770-1789", I, edited by A Aspinall; no 254, pp. 323-324.
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