CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George III
Date3 March 1780
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionPrince William describes the capture of the French ship Protée by the British fleet. When he returns home, he will present the King with the Ensigns taken from the Prince William, the St Julian and 'Le Prothée' as trophies of British success over the French and Spanish.
Since the Prince's departure from Spithead, he has been reading astronomy and learning methods of navigation using a compass. He also has a plan of Gibraltar to show the King, which shows the works raised since the last disturbances.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Prince George off Scilly
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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