CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Lord Melville to the Duke of Clarence
Date10 June 1814
WriterMelville, 2nd Viscount; First Lord of the Admiralty
AddresseeClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
DescriptionMelville acknowledges the uneasiness of the Duke of Clarence at the order given by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, conformably to the intention of the Prince Regent, that once the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia have landed, the Duke should come ashore - in order to accompany their Majesties on land. Melville assures the Duke, though, that in the case of any other movement of the two Majesties (eg. to visit Portsmouth or when returning to the Continent) the Duke's flag would be hoisted again.
Adding that orders for the Majesties to be brought to Cherbourg are sent out on that very day to Sir Richard Bickerton.
Melville regrets having been kept [at the Admiralty] longer than expected.
Place Of WritingAdmiralty
Extent1 document (8 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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