CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/45020-45022
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from the Duke of Clarence to Colonel John McMahon
Date12 February 1814
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeMcMahon, John, Colonel
DescriptionThe Duke announces that 'the game is over' with Napoleon. To mark the event, the following day the Duke, together with the Duke of Saxe Weimar [Charles Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach] and Bulow [Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von B├╝low, Graf von Dennewitz] will go to hear the 'Te Deum' [the rule has been established, the year before, that the 'Te Deum' should be sung on the Sunday after news of a victory].
He remarks that the British [Army] is well respected and he himself has been warmly welcomed - in particular by the Orange family and the Duke of Saxe-Weimar; with the latter, who is adored by all Saxons, he will proceed to the Great Head Quarters and to Prussia.
Place Of WritingBrussels
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (6 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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