CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Prince William to George, Prince of Wales
Date23 April 1787
WriterWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
AddresseeGeorge, Prince of Wales (1762-1830)
DescriptionOn the Schomberg case. Prince William reports of correspondence between Captain Nelson and Schomberg on the arrangement of the Court Martial, reiterating the need of being present at the trial. He is confident that Schomberg will not be able to prove that he did not disobey Prince William's orders.
Reporting on his movements, from the English Harbour to Prince Rupert's Bay and Roseau. Once there they apprehended that Captain Collinwood and Mr Hope [Sir William Johnstone Hope, Third Lieutenant; accused of having instigated Schomberg's actions] applied to become Second Lieutenant of the Boreas. Prince William is happy Hope is leaving the ship.
They sail for Grenada the day after.
Place Of Writingaboard HMS Pegasus in Rozeau [Roseau, Dominica]
Extent1 document (4 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 216, pp. 281-283.
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