CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George III
Date9 October 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionThe Prince reports of several Court Martials that have employed all the Captains of His Majesty's Squadron and that have prevented him to write more.
He then goes on to praise the beauties of the Province of Canada, preferring Montreal to Quebec. Although he did not have the time to explore further north than Montreal, he nonetheless had the chance to meet some Indians. He describes them as barbarians, but all having great affection and respect for the King and all what relates to him.
The Canadians, a very happy people, are also very loyal and affectionate to the King, and grateful to him for having appointed Lord Dorchester [Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester] [as governor of Quebec].
Prince William explored the country with Colonel [Thomas?] Dundas [Governor of Guadeloupe?], a man of great public and private virtues.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in the Bason of Quebec
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "The Later Correspondence of George III, 1783-1793", I, edited by A Aspinall; no 404, pp. 341-342.
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