CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from William, Duke of Clarence, to the Emperor of Russia
Date25 April 1814
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeAlexander I, Emperor of Russia
DescriptionThe Duke has been very honoured to to have been appointed to the command of the Squadron - made up of British and Russian ships and vessels - in charge of bringing back to France King Louis XVIII [after Napoleon's abdication] and whose service has been impeccable. He congratulates the Emperor on the happy events recently occurred all over Europe.
He wishes he will soon be able to pay his respects to the 'first, greatest and the best soveriegn in the World'.
Place Of Writingon board HMS Jason in the Downs
NotesCopy with original signature.
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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