CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from the Duke of Clarence to George, Prince of Wales
Date29 October 1808 [?]
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionThanking the Prince for the kind treatment of George [FitzClarence; he had been made Lieutenant in the Prince's Regiment and was sailing for Corunna] The Duke refers contemptibly to the Convention [of Cintra] and to the Generals who should be tried. He would be happy to be given the command of the coasts of Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean on the HMS Barfleur.
Place Of WritingPortsmouth
NotesThis letter appears in Aspinall before GEO/MAIN/44966-44967 and is dated [? 29 October 1808]; a note on the margin of the document, however, reads [?Nov. 5 1808]. Because in GEO/MAIN/44966-44967 dated 1 November [Tuesday] the Duke says he will be in Windsor that Friday [4 November], it seems impossible that the present letter written from Portsmouth coudl have been written after that. We have, therefore to conclude that the date in the margin of GEO/MAIN/44968-44969 is wrong and this letter should preceed GEO/MAIN/44966-44967.
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "The Correspondence of George Prince of Wales, 1770-1812", VI, edited by A Aspinall; no 2530
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