CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date8 February 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionPrince William refers to a serious affair which happened on the Pegasus and could have negative consequences. Prince George must not show or tell of this affair to anyone aside from Elphinstone, because the Commander in Chief needs, first, to decide where and how the affair can be settled. The details of the fact are explain in an enclosed document [GEO/MAIN/44738-44751]. Prince William only says that the wrongdoing was committed by Schomberg (Captain Isaac Schomberg) and the present Commanding Officer, Captain Nelson, believes William is in the right.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in the English Harbour
Extent1 document (3 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPublished in "Correspondence of George, Prince of Wales 1770-1812" edited by A Aspinall; no 212, pp. 276-277.
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