CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/44711-44712
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date20 May 1786
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William explains which [naval] stations he intends to be in the next three years. He, then, asks the Prince of Wales to convince Erskine [Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine], the King's attorney general, to defend a member of Prince William's crew, Thomas Gray, who has been accused of obstructing a Custom House Officer and will be trialed for his life at the Old Bayley [Bailey], even if he is innocent. As evidence of this Prince William gives details about the career of the accused.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in the Sound
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "Correspondence of George, Prince of Wales, 1770-1812", I, edited by A Aspinall; no 160, pp. 226-227.
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