CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/44708
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date12 April 1786
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William informs his brother that the HMS Pegasus is ready to sail. He asks the Prince of Wales to pressure Lord Howe to send William's commission. Expressing doubts about the future, being not sure whether to keep the Pegasus for three years or not, and asking advice on that. Also considering that, if he has to have another ship [to command] after three years, he would like to command a Guard ship at Chatham, conveniently situated close to London.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in Hamoaze
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "The Correspondence of George Prince of Wales, 1770-1789", I, edited by A Aspinall; no 157, p. 223.
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