CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date25 November 1785
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William reassures his brother that the large sum of money he previously asked for, was intended for an officer in difficulty - although William himself struggles with his small allowance. Despite this, however, William is happy with his present life: he enjoyes the life in Portsmouth where he lives with Mr Martin's [Henry Martin, Commissioner of Portsmouth Dockyard] family; he is equally satisfied when he is at sea under Capt. Thornbrough's commands [Sir Edward Thornbrough]. Since he was refused the command of the HMS Phaeton by Lord Howe [Earl Richard Howe, Admiral of the Fleet], he now wishes to be Lord Hood''s [Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood] Captain.
He hopes Prince William will visit him in Portsmouth.
Place Of Writing Portsmouth
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted.
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PublicationsPublished in "The Correspondence of Geroge Prince of Wales, 1770-1789", I, ed. Aspinall, pp. 202-204.
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