CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from the Duke of Clarence to Colonel John McMahon
Date[18 May 1814]
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeMcMahon, John, Colonel
DescriptionThe Duke encloses copies of letters he has just written to the Emperors of Austria [Francis II] and Russia [Alexander I], and to the King of Prussia [Frederick William III,]- the originals have been dispatched through Lord William FitzRoy. He will not be able to sail on that very day because of a misunderstanding with the Captain.
He reminds the Colonel of the popularity that his brother [the Prince Regent] will obtain from wearing the Navy uniform while showing the Fleet and Arsenal of Portsmouth to the allied Sovereigns.
Mentioning that all the merchant vessels are abroad.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Impregnable in the Downs
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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