CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George III
Date19 April 1786
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge III, King
DescriptionPrince William thanks the King for making him Captain of the Pegasus. He reports to have asked Lord Howe for the regulations he used when he was commanding a ship, and on that model the Prince drew his own rules. The Prince gives information about life on the ship: the officers are of a certain age, well behaved and they keep the proper distance (which appears was a concern of the King's); his cabin is plain and he is keeping an account of expenses. Thanking again the King for the promotion to Captain, the Prince admits that he did not deserve it because of his improper behaviour when in Germany, but he also reassures the King about having rectified his conduct.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in Hamoaze
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "The Later Correspondence of George III, 1783-1793", I, edited by A Aspinall; no 288, pp. 218-219.
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