CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleCopy of a letter from the Duke of Clarence to the Emperor of Russia, written
Date26 April 1814
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeAlexander I, Emperor of Russia
DescriptionThe Duke forwards here the proceedings of the His British Majesty's ships and vessels, and of the Emperor's ships - which were under the Duke's command while attending the King of France back to His Dominions [following the abdication of Napoleon on 11 April 1814]; he also encloses a letter from the Duke to the Vice-Admiral Crown [Robert] and the order given to the Vice-Admiral and Captains Temofsky and Stefanoff.
He gives details of his visiting the two Imperial ships, Tracherarch and Suatosloff, when on board of the HMS Pactolus: he was positively impressed by the discipline and readiness of the men on board and, in general, by how the Imperial ships are handled. He thus asks the Emperor to give Captains Temofsky and Stefanoff some special marks.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Jason, in the Downs
NotesWith original signature.
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted.
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