His Majesty pass'd the last day very well. In the night His Majesty slept ten hours and three quarters. His Majesty looks well this morning, and seems to be in a tranquil state. It was observed yesterday for the first time that His Majesty had a rupture. The swelling subsided of itself in the night, but has re-appear'd this morning. Sir David Dundas has seen it, and we hope His Majesty will not object to the application of the usual means for preventing this protrusion of the intestine.
(sign'd) W Heberden R Willis D. Dundas
Windsor Castle 27 Dec. 1819
To His Royal Highness The Duke of York