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18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND
Prince William Henry, the future King William IV
(August 17, 1788 - November, 1788)
Sunday, August 17, 1788
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, August 19, 1788
Andromeda and Prince William Henry Arrive in Halifax on Sunday, August 17
August 21, 1788
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, August 26, 1788
Prince William Henry: His birthday, celebration, salutes, dinner, house illuminations
August 31, 1788
September 1, 1788
Prince William Henry and Andromeda, Halifax Harbour, August 31, 1788; September 1, 1788
Captain's Orders: Andromeda, 1788
[Note: Also described: Orders: July 30, 1788; At Sea: July 31, 1788; At Sea: August 1, 1788; At Sea: August 4, 1788]
Letters and papers of Admiral of the fleet Sir Thos. Byam Martin, G.C.B., Volume 1
August 24, August 25, August 27, August 28, August 29, 1788
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, September 2, 1788
Prince William Henry: Reviews and Dining and Fireworks
HALIFAX, SEPTEMBER 2.
On Monday the 24th ult. the detachment of the Royal Artillery, commanded by Captain Du'Vernet, was renewed by his Royal Highness Prince William Henry They appeared in excellent Order, and by their dexterity both in the use of their field pieces and small arms, met with the fullest approbation.
Tuesday his Royal Highness reviewed the 4th or King's own regiment. The regiment went through the manual exercise firings, and a great variety ot evolutions, with a promptitude and exactness that did honour both to the officers and men.
After the review the Prince returned on board his ship.—But the Society of the Blue and Orange, of which of which his Highness is a member, being to dine together at the Barracks of the 4th regiment, his Highness landed about 4 o’clock, as a Prince of the Empire. Previous to his landing the Standard of England was displayed at the Mast-head of the Andromeda, on which a royal salute was from all the King's ships at anchor in the harbour, and from the Governor's yacht. The ships yards were handsomely manned with sailors, neatly dressed in their blue jackets and clean trowsers, and who after the salute gave three cheers – Commodore Sadys, in his barge, with his broad pendant; Capt. Minchin and Capt. Buller, in their respective barges, with their pendants, left their ships to accompany the Prince a-shore. On his entering his barge and leaving his ship, the Royal Standard was struck at the mast-head, and a very neat one displayed in his barge. The ships again fired a royal salute, and manned their yards as before. - His Royal Highness was received at the slip by his Excellency the Governor, Brigadier-General Ogilvie, and several other gentleman of the army uncovered, and by them escorted, through a line of troops, to the place of entertainment ...
September 8, 1788
Yesterday, September 8, Prince William Henry and others celebrated the King and Queen's wedding anniversary yesterday.
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, September 9, 1788
September 10, 1788
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, September 16, 1788
Prince William Henry attended a Sham Fight on September 10, 1788
September 25, 1788
The Gentleman's Magazine, July, 1843, Volume 174, p. 375
Halifax, Sept. 25th, 1788 ... Dear Sir ...On the Day I arrived here, which was 18th of August ...
Upon the arrival of the packet I mean to visit Sydney, St. John's Islands, And Shelburne. I have been here five weeks, living the usual Halifax life, which I abhor ... mean to proceed to sea next Monday [September 29] morning, if nothing arrives from England ...
September 30, 1788
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, September 30, 1788
Andromeda dropped down to Maugers Beach [anchored at Mauger's Beach?]
October 21, 1788
Nova Scotia The Halifax Gazette, October 21, 1788
Andromeda and Prince William Henry Arrive in Halifax following a "Cruize"
[Note: Andromeda and Prince William Henry were in Sydney, October 8-16, 1788]
DYOTT'S DIARY 1781-1845. A SELECTION FROM THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM DYOTT, SOMETIME GENERAL IN THE BRITISH ARMY AND AIDE-DE-CAMP TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE 111. EDITED By REGINALD W. JEFFERY, M.A. BRASENOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD IN TWO VOLUMES VOL. 1. WITH PORTRAITS. LONDON, ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, LTD. 1907
Pages 50 - 60
On the 17th [Sunday, August 17, 1788], to the surprise of everyone, arrived his Royal Highness, Prince William Henry, in the Andromeda ...
The next day, Monday, he visited the Commodore (Sandys); on going aboard his ship, the standard of England was hoisted and he was saluted by twenty-one guns ...
His Royal Highness intended landing this day as a Prince of the Blood, to meet the Loyal Society of the Blue and Orange at dinner, as their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York were to honour the Society this day by being admitted members.
At the end of the [ship's] deck were two transparent paintings, the one representing the Scottish motto and thistle, the other St, George's cross and the garter ...
[October 1] Wednesday Morning. - At seven o'clock the Prince made the signal for sailing ....
[ October 2, Thursday] The next day about nine we made the lighthouse off Shelburn ...
[October 8] Wednesday. —About three o'clock we came to an anchor in Spanish River (Cape Breton), having had a remarkably fine run from Shelburn ...
[October 16] Thursday. — We left Sydney ... Return to Halifax. We were unfortunate in the winds, as we did not get back till Monday, following, the 20th [October] ...
[November 6] Thursday morning - At
six o'clock his Royal Highness sailed for Jamaica. He was saluted from the
citadel as he went out ...
A History of Nova-Scotia, Or Acadie, Issue 11, By Beamish Murdoch
[Page 61] Prince William Henry again visited Nova Scotia, coming in command of the frigate Andromeda, from Great Britain, which [Page 62[ arrived at Halifax 17 August. The 21st was his birth-day. Salutes were fired — troops paraded, and the town illuminated in the evening. On several subsequent days he reviewed the corps in garrison; dined (25th) at the barracks of the 4th regt. — 29th with captain du Vernet, R. A., salutes, fireworks, &c, being used. 2 Sept'r. he dined at Sutherland's coffee-house, with lieut. governor Parr, general Ogilvie, and several officers of army and navy. 10 Sept'r. he attended to see a sham-fight on the common, performed by the garrison. In August, two vessels, which went from Halifax to Quebec for cargoes of wheat, returned without any of that commodity; and in September, the brig Laura, sent thither for the same purpose, returned without any wheat. 22 Sept'r., anniversary of the coronation, was kept with great display of firing guns and fireworks on the exercising ground. 29th Sept'r. the prince left on a cruise ...
Thomas B. Akins, History of Halifax City. 1895
NOVEMBER 15, 1788
PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY ARRIVES IN JAMAICA FROM HALIFAX
[1788, Saturday] Nov. 15. Prince William Henry has just entered Port Royal harbour .... he is come to winter here ...
- DWARRIS LETTERS.
ANDROMEDA anchored at Port Royal on 15 November 1788. The whole House of Assembly waited on him with its congratulations and on 2nd of December they voted 1,000 pounds for the purchase of an elegant star encrusted with diamonds "as a humble testimony to the very high respect and esteem the island entertained for his eminent virtues. " (Subsequently the same body voted 3,000 guineas for a piece of plate for H. R. H. ...