CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from the Duke of Clarence to George IV
Date31 October 1823
WriterClarence and St Andrews, William, Duke of
AddresseeGeorge IV, King
DescriptionExpressing anxiety about his ability to provide for his son Captain Adolphus FitzClarence who will soon be given the command of a Sloop by Lord Melville. The Duke reminds the King that, to be a commander or a captain, according to the [Navy] rules, one needs to have money enough to 'keep a table' [i.e. to have an allowance for official entertaining of his officers, or visitors; also called, table-money]. The Duke, however, is not in the position of giving his son any money, so he asks the King to provide for it, giving Adolphus £200 [a year] - which is the sum the Privy Purse allowed to Henry [FitzClarence, who died in India in 1817] many years before.
Place Of WritingBushy House
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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