CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from the Duke of Clarence to George, Prince of Wales
Date13 September 1804 [?]
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionThe Duke explains how he never had the intention of serving as a volunteer and that he was prompted to take command of the Legion [Hundred of Spelthorne] by Rae. The Legion is, however, dissolving and the Duke blames for this the present Administration and, in particular, [William] Pitt's latest measure of defence and the recent Middlesex election. As the Legion's dissolution leaves him without an occupation, the Duke of Clarence, together with the Duke of Sussex, will soon pay a visit to the Prince of Wales in Brighton.
The Duke reports to have been in town the day before and there he saw Princess Charlotte with the Duke of Sussex; the Princess is very well and asked the Duke to see her dance the following Wednesday.
Brief reference to the possible partition of Germany.
The Duke does not ask about the Prince's health as he was told by Dr Farquhar that he is well.
Place Of WritingBushy House
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted.
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PublicationsPublished in "The Correspondence of George Prince of Wales, 1770-1789", IV, edited by A Aspinall; no 1942
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