CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/44808-44809
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George III
Date29 December 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionInforming the King of the safe arrival of the HMS Pegasus in the docks where she will stay for a little while after having spent so much time at sea.
He makes the case for him being in charge of a bigger ship in case any rupture with the French or Spanish happens and the Pegasus will not be strong enough. He would be honoured to command the Melanpus and to return to a foreign station abroad for another three years.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in Hamoaze
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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