CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date1 December 1786
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William makes his excuses for not writing either from St John or Halifax [in Canada]. He gives a brief account of the atmosphere in Newfoundland and Halifax, admitting to be able to mix well with the assemblies and balls in America. Yet, he found greater satisfaction in his love for a girl in Plymouth, and then, although not as intense, in Portsmouth. He clarifies that he did not debauch the girl and maintains that debauchery is a severe crime. The Prince also mentions the economical difficulties in England and compares it to his own: the excessive cost of provisions in the West Indies and America makes it almost impossible to buy anything.
Place Of WritingDominique
Extent1 document (4 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 207, pp. 264-265.
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