CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date11 November 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William tells of past events which happened since he left Quebec. The Commodore's ship, which was carrying also the Commodore's family, ran aground while trying to anchor in Chaleur Bay (New Brunswick). He managed, though, to get free but the family was shaken so Prince William gave up his cabin for them.
At the arrival in Halifax, Prince William found a letter from his agents, Messrs. T. & W. Maude, Downing Street, Westminster, asking for money to pay various bills. William, however, is unable to pay. He asked his brother to request Elphinstone to collect all his bills so that to be aware of all his debts. As far as he remembers, his principal creditor is Neild, followed by the hatter, perfumer and tailor. He wonder if 'a certain person' will give him more money.
He has applied to be captain of HMS Foudroyant, so that to advance in his career.
Place Of WritingHalifax
Extent1 document (4 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 258, pp. 326-327.
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