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Highness to bleed her ; I was not at home, anid with him when he was abroad. I don't recol. Mr. Edmeades bled her. I had bled her two or lect to have seen him ever early in the morning three times before, it was by direction of Sir at the Princess's ; I was at Ramsgate with the Francis Millman, it was for an inflammation she Princess, Captain Manby may have dived there had on the lungs. As much as I knew, it was once, he never slept there to my kuowledge, not usual for the Princess to be bled' twice a nor do I believe he did. The Princess rises at year. I don't know that any other medical different hours, seldom before ten or eleven. I person attended her at the time that I did, nor never knew her up at six o'clock in the morning. do I believe that there did. I don't know that If she had been up so early I should not have Sir Francis Millman had advised that she should known it, not being up so early myself. I rebe blooded at the time that I was sent for, and member the Princess giviug Captain Manby an was not at home, nor what was the cause of her ink-stand. He had the care of two boys, whiun being then blooded. I do recolleet something she protected. I cannot say that Captaiu Manof having attended the servant, who was in the by did not sleep at South End. He may have coffee-room, for a cold; but I am sure I never slept in the village, but I believe he never slept said to her that the Princess was with child, or in the Princess's horse. I was at Catherington looked as if she was so. I have known that the with the Princess. I remember Her Royal Princess had frequently sent to Mr. Edineades' Highness going out in an open carriage with the for leeches. When I saw the female child, Mrs. present Lord Hood; I believe Lord Hood's ser. Sander was in the room, and some other ser- vant attended them; there was only one ser. vants, but I don't recollect who; I was sent for vant, and no other carriage with them. I was to see, whether there was any disease about the at Dawlish this summer with the Princess, and child, to see whether it was a healthy child, as afterwards at Mount Edgecuinbe. The Princess Her Royal Highness meant to take it under her saw a great deal of company there; Sir Richard patronage; the child could just walk alone. I Strachan used to come there. I do not know saw the child frequently afterwards, it was one what was the cause of his discoutinuing his visits time with Bidgood, and another time with Gos- there. I remember Sir Sydney Smith being den and his wife. I don't recollect that the frequently at Montague-house; he was somePrincess was by at any time when I saw the times there as late as twelve or one o'clock in child; I never saw the child in Montague-house the moruing, but never alone that I know of. when I attended it as a patient, but when I was The Princess was not in the room when Lady first sent for to see if the child had any disease, Douglas was brought to-bed ; I know she was it was in Montague-house.

pot, because I was in the room myself when (Signed) SAM, GILLAM MILLS. Lady Douglas was delivered. Dr. Mackie, of Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in

Lewisham, was the accoucher. I do not recolDowning-street, the 25th day of

lect Sir Sydney Smith ever being alone with the June, 1806, before us,

Princess in the evening. It may have happen(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, ed, but I do not know that it did. I used to sit

GRENVILLE, ELLEN BOROUGH. with the Princess always in the evening, but not A true Copy, J. Becket.

in the morning. I was with the Princess in the

Isle of Wight; Mr. Hood and Lord Amelius (No. 21.) The Deposition of Harriet Fitzgerald. Beauclerk were there with her : she went there

I came first to live with the Princess of Wales from Portsmouth. in 1801, merely as a friend and companion, and (Signed) HARRIET FITZGERALD. have continued to live with Her Royal Highness Sworn before us at Lord Grenville's till this time. I know Lady Douglas; I re- house, in Downing-street, the 27th member her lying-in ; it happened by accident day of June, 1806, before us, that Her Royal Highness was in the house at the

(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, time of Lady Donglas's delivery. I think it was

GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. in July, 1802. I was there myself, the Princess

A true copy, J. Becket. was not in the room at the timę Lady Douglas was delivered ; there was certainly no appearance of the Princess being pregnant at that

(No. 29.) time. I saw the Princess at that time every

Whitehall, July 1, 1806. day, and at all hours. I believe it to be quite My Lord, -The extreme importance of the impossible that the Princess should have been business on which I have before troubled your with chi:d without my observing it. I never Lordship and Lady Willoughby, makes it the was at a breakfast with the Princess at Lady Wil indispensable duty of the persons to whom His loughby's. The Princess took a little girl into Majesty has intrusted the inquiry, further to re. the house about nine years ago. I was not in the quest that her Ladyship will have the goodness house at the time. I was in the house when the to return in writing, distinct and separate anboy, who is now there, was brought there. She swers to the enclosed Queries. They beg leave had said before, openly, that she should like to to add, that in the discharge of the trust comhave a child, and she had asked the servant who mitted to them, they have been obliged to exbrought the child, if he knew of any persons who amine upon oath the several persons to whose would part with a child. I was at South End testimony they have thonght it right to have re. with the Princess. I remember Captain Manby course on this occasion. They have been unwillo being there sometimes. He was not there very ing to give Lady Willouglı by the trouble of so often ; he used to come at different hours as the long a journey for that purpose, well kuowing tide served; he dined there, but never stayed the full reliance which may be placed on every late; I was at South End all the time the thing which shall be stated by her Ladyslip in Princess was there, I cannot recollect that I this form. But on ber return to town it may have seen Captain Manby there, or known him to probably be jndged necessary, for the sake of be there later than nine, or half after nine; I uniformity in this most important proceeding, never knew of any correspondence by letter that she sbould be so good as to confirm op oath,

the truth of the written answers requested from between Her Royal any individual, tending her Ladyship.

Highness and any other to establish the fact of (No Signature in the original.) person whatever? and

a criminal intercourse,

if so, what are they? or improper familiarity, (No. 23.) Sidmouth, July 3, 1806.

WILLOUGHBY. My Lord,- I immediately communicated to Lady Willoughby the Qneries transmitted to me (No. 25.)--Robert Bidgood's farther Deposition. " iu the envelope of a letter dated July the first, The Princess used to go out in her phaeton, which I had the honour to receive this day from with coachman and helper, towards Long Reach, your Lordship. I return the Queries with Lady eight or ten times, carrying luncheon and wine Willoughby's Answers in her own hand-writing. with her, when Captain Manby's ship was at

-We are both truly sensible of your Lord Long Reach ; always Mrs. Fitzgerald was with ship's kind attention in not requiring Lady Wil- her; she would go out about one, and return loughby's personal attendance. She will most about five or six, sometimes sooner or later. readily obey the order of the Council, should The day the Africaine sailed from South End, her presence become necessary. have the the Princess ordered us to pack up for Black honour, &c.

GWYDIR. heathi uext morning. Captain Mauby was there To Earl Spencer, &c. &c. &c.

three times a week, at least, whilst his ship lay A trae Copy, J. Becket.

for six weeks off South End, at the Nore; he

capie as tide served; used to come in a morn(No. 24.)

ing, and dine, and drink tea. I have seen him Queries.


next morning, by ten o'clock. I suspected he 1. Does Lady Wil- 1. In the course of slept at No. 9, the Princess's. She always loughby reniember see the last ten years the put out the candles herself in the drawing-room, ing the Princess of Princess of Wales has at No. 9, and bid nie not wait to put them up. Wales at breakfast or frequently done me the She gave me the orders as soon as she went to dinner at her house, honour to breakfast and Sonth End. I used to see water-jugs, basins, either at Whitehall or dine at Whitehall, and and towels set ont opposite the Princess's door Beckenham, on or a- Langley, in Kent. Her in the passage. Never saw them so left in the bout the njonths of May Royal Highness may passage at any other time. I suspected he was or June, 1802? have been at my house there at those times, and there was a general

in the months of May suspicion throughout the bouse. Mrs, and Miss or June, 1802, but of Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hammond (now the periods at which I | Lady Hood). My suspicions arose from seeing had the honour of re- them in the glasses kiss each other, as I mentionceiving her, I have no ed before, like people fond of each other, a very

precise recollection. close kiss. Her behaviour like that of a woman 2. Has her Ladyship 9. I do not remem- attached to a man; used to be by themselves at any recollection of the ber her Royal Highness luncheon at South End, when Ladies nót sent circumstance of Her having at any time re- for, a pumber of times. There was a pony Royal Highness having tired from the company which Captain Manby used to ride. It stood in retired from the com- either at Whiteball, or the stable ready for him, and which Sicard used pany at such breakfast at Langley, under the to ride. The servants used to talk and laugh or dinner, on account, pretence of having about Captain Manby. It was a matter of dis or under the pretence, spilt any thing over her course amongst them. I lived there when Sir of having spilt any thing handkerchief.

Sidney Smith came; her manner with him ap. over her handkerchief?

peared very familiar; she appeared very atten. And if so, did Lady

tive to him, but I did not suspect any thing Willongbby attend.her

further. All the upper servants had keys of the Royal Highness on that

doors to the Park, to let Her Royal Highness in occasion ? and what

and out. I used to see Sicard receive letters then passed between

from Mrs. Sander to put in the post instead of them relative to that

this was after Captain Manby was gone circumstance?

I suspected them to be for Captain 3. Had Lady Wil. 3. To the best of my Manby, and others in the house supposed the loughby frequent op- remembrance I had few portunities in the course opportunities of seeing

(Signed) R. BJDGOOD. of that year to see Her the Princess of Wales Sworn before us, iù Downing-street, Royal Highness the in the year 1802, and I this 3d day of July, 1806. Princess of Wales, and do not recollect having (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, at what periods ? 'And observed any particular

GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUG.. did she at any time dur- circumstances relative ing the year, observe to her Royal Highness's (No. 26.) - Sir Francis Millman's Deposition. auy appearance, which appearance.

I attended the Princess of Wales in the spring, Jed her to suspect that

and latter end of the year 1802, i. e. in March the Princess of Wales

and towards the Autumn, Mr. Mills, of Greenwas pregnant?

wich, attended then as her Royal Highness's Apo4. Is Lady Willough- 4. During the tenthecary, and Mr. Mills, and his partner, Mr. Edby acquainted with any years I have had the meades have attended since. I do not kuow that other circumstances honour of knowing the any other medical person attended her at that leading to the same Princess of Wales, Itime, either as apothecary or physician. In conclusion, or tending do not bear in mind a March, 1802, I attended her for a sore throat to establish the fact of single instance of Her and fever. In 1803, in April, I attended her a criminal intercourse Royal Highness's con- Royal Highness again with Sir Walter Farquhar. or improper familiarity duct in society towards I don't know whether she was blooded in 1802.

the bag ;
to sea.


She was, with dificulty, persuaded to be blood- | with the Princess, and sat in the same room, he ed in 1803, for a pain in her chest, sayiug, she generally retired about 11 o'clock; he sat with us had not been blooded before, that they could till then. This occurred three or four times not find a vein in her arm. I saw no mark on week, or more. Her Royal Higliness, the Lady in her arm of her having been blooded before, I Waiting, and her Page, have each a key of the observed Her Royal Highness's person at the door from the Green-house to the Park. Capend of that year 1802. I never observed then, or tain Manby and the Princess used, when we at any other time, any thing which induced me were together, to be speaking together separateto think Her Royal Highness was in a pregnant ly, conversing separately, but not in a room situation. I think it is impossible she should in alone together, to my knowledge. He was a that year have been delivered of a child without person with whom she appeared to have greater my observing it. She, daring that year, and at pleasure in talking than to her Ladies. She beall times, was in the habit of receiving the visits haved to him only as any woman wonld who of the Duke of Gloucester. I vever attended likes flirting. I should not have thought any Her Royal Highness but in extraordinary illness. married woman would have behaved properly, Her Royal Higliness has for the last year and a who should have behaved as Her Royal Highness. half had her prescriptions made up at Walker did to Captain Manby. I can't say whether she and Young's, St. James's-street. If she had been was attached to Capt. Manby, only that it was a pregnant woman in June, 1802, I could not a firting conduct. Never saw any gallantries, have helped observing it.

as kissing her hand, or the like. I was with Her (Signed) FRANCIS MILLMAN. Royal Highness at Lady Sheffield's, last Christ. Sworn before us, in Downing-street,

mas, in Sussex. I inquired what company was July 3d, 1806, by the said Sir

there when I came. She said, only Mr. John Francis Millman.

Chester, who was there by Her Royal Highness's (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,

orders; that she could get no other company to GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. meet her, on account of the roads and season

. A true copy, J. Becket.

of the year. He dined and slept there that

night. The next day other company came. Mr. (No. 27.)- The Deposition of Mrs. Lisle. Chester remained; I heard her Royal Higliess I, Hestev Lisle, am in the Princess of Wales's say she had been ill in the night, and came and family, have been so ever since Her Royal Highlighted her candle in her servant's room; I reDess's marriage. I was not at South End with turned from Sheffield-place to Blackheath with the Princess ; was at Blackheath with ber in the Princess. Captain Moore dined there. I 1802, but am not perfectly sure as to dates. I left him and the Princess twice alone for a am generally a month at a time, three months in short time; he might be alone half an hour the year, with Her Royal Highness, in April, with her. In the room below in which we had Angust, and December; was so in August, 1802. been sitting, I went to look for a book to comI did not observe any alteration in Her Royal plete a set her Royal Higlmess was lending CapHighness's shape which gave me any idea that tain Moore. She made him a present of an inkshe was pregnant. I had no reason to know or stand, to the best of my recollection. He was believe that she was pregnant. During my at: there one morning in January last, on the Prin. tendance hardly a day passes without my seeing cess Charlotte's Birth-day. He went away beher. She could not be far advanced in pregnan- fore the rest of the company; I might be absent cy without my knowing it. I was at East Cliffe twenty minutes the second time. I was away with Her Royal Highness, in August, 1803 ; I the night Captain Moore was there. At Lady saw Captain Manby only once at East Cliffe, in Sheffield's Her Royal Highness paid more atten. August, 1803, to the best of my recollection— tion to Mr. Chester than to the rest of the coni, he might have been oftener; and once again at pany. I knew of Her Royal Highness walking Deal Castle ; Captain Manby landed there with out twice alone with Mr. Chester in the mornsome boys the Princess takes on charity. I saw ing; once a short time it rained-the other Captain Manby at East Cliffe one morning, not not an hour not long. Mr. Chester is a pretty particularly early. I do not know of any presents young man. Her attentious to him were not unwhich the Princess made Captain Manby. I common, not the same as to Captain Manby. I have seen Captain Manby at Blackheath one am not certain whether the Princess answered, Christmas ; he used to come to dine the Christ- any letters of Lady Douglas. I was at Cathemas before we were at Ramnsgate. It was the rington with the Princess. Remember Mr. now Christmas after Mrs. Austin's child came. He Lord Hood, there, and the Princess going out always went away in my presence. I had no airing with him alone in Mr. Hood's little whiskey, reason to think he staid after we (the Ladies) and his servant was with them. Mr. Hood drove; retired. He lodged on the Heath at that time. and staid out two or three hours, more than I believe his ship was fitting up at Deptford. once. Three or four times. Mr. Hood dined with He was there frequently. I think not every day. ns several times, once or twice he slept in a house He generally came to dinner three or four times in the garden. She appeared to pay no attention a week or more. I suppose he might be alone with to him but that of common civility to an intiher. But the Princess is in the habit of seeing mate acquaintance. I remember the Princess Gentlemen and tradesmen without my being pre- sitting to Mr. Lawrence for her picture, at sent; I have seen him at luncheon and dinner Blackheath and in London; I Nave left her at both; the boys came with him, not to dinner, and his house in town with him. I think Mis. Fitznot generally, not above to or three times, two gerald was with her, and she sat alone with him, boys ;-I think. Sir Sidney Smith came also fre- I think, at Blackheath. I was never in her Roy quently the Christmas before that, to the best of al Highness's confidence, but she has always been my recollection. At dinner, when Capt. Manby kirid and good-natured to me. She never nien. dined, he always sat next Her Royal Highness tioned Captain Manby particularly to me. I rethe Princess of Wales; the constant company were member her being blooded the day Lady Shef Mrs, and Miss Fitzgerald and myself; we all retired field's child was christened, not several times that

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I recollect, nor any other time, nor believe she APPENDIX (B. No. 2.)---Narrative of His was in the habit of being blooded twice a year. Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. The Princess at one time appeared to like Lady To introduce the following relation, it is neDouglas; Sir John came frequently ; Sir Sidney cessary for me to premise, that on entering the Smith visited about the same time with the Prince of Wales's" bed-room, where our interDouglas's; I have seen Sir Sidney there very late view took place, my Brother, after dismissing in the evening, but not alone with the Princess ; his attendants, said to me, that some circumI have no reason to suspect he had a key of the stances had come to his knowledge with respect Park gate; I never heard of any body being to a transaction with the Princess of Wales, in found wandering abont at Blackheath. I have which he found that I had been a party conhéard of somebody being found wandering about cerned ; that if he had 110t placed the most entire late at night at Mount Edgecumbe, when the reliance on my attachment to him, and he was Princess was there. I heard that two women pleased to add, on the well-known uprightness and a man were seen crossing the hall. The of my character and principles, be should cerPrincess saw a great deal of company at Mount tainly have felt himself in no small degree of Edgecumbe. Sir Richard Strachan was reported fended at having learnt the facts alluded to from to have spoken freely of the Princess. I did not others, and not in the first instance from me, hear that he had offered a rudeness to her per- which he conceived himself every way entitled son. She to'd me she had beard he had spoken to expect, but more especially from that footing disrespectfully of her, and therefore, I believe, of confidence on which he had ever treated me wrote to him by Sir Samuel Hood.

through life; but, that being fully satisfied my ex. (Signed)

HESTER LISLE, planation of the matter would prove that he was Sworn before us, in Downing-street,

pot wrong in the opinion he had formed of the tliis third Da' of July, 1806.

honourable motives that had actuated me in ob(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,

serving a silence with regard to him upon the subGRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. ject. He then was anxiously waiting for me to A true copy, J. Becket.

proceed with a narrative, his wish to hear which

he was sure he had ouly to express to ensure my (No. 28.)-Lower Brook-street, July 4, 1806. immediate acquiescence with it. The Prince

My Lord,--Before your arrival in Downing- then gave me his hand, assuring me he did not street, last night, I bespoke the indulgence of feel the smallest degree of displeasure towards me, the Lords of His Majesty's council forinaccuracy and proceeled to introduce the subject upon as to dates, respecting any attendance at Black- which he required inforniation. When, feeling it heath before 1803. Having only notice in the a duty I oited to him, to withhold from his know. forenoon of an examination, I could not prepare ledge no part of the circumstances connected myself for it, to any period previous to that with it, that I could bring back to my recollec. year, and I now hasten as far as the examina- tion, I related the facts to him, as nearly as I tion of my papers will permit, to correct an er- can remember, in the following words :ror, into which I fell, iu stating to their Lord. “ About a twelvemonth since, or thereabout, ships that I attended Her Royal Higimess the " (for I cannot speak positively to the exact Princess of Wales in the spring of 1802, and " date,) I received a note from the Princess of that I then met His Royal Highness the late “ Wales, by which she requested me to come Duke of Gloucester at Blackheath. It was in "over to Blackheath, in order to assist her in the Spring of 1801, and not of 1802, that, after " arranging a disagreeable matter, between her, attending Her Royal Highness the Princess of " Sir Syduey Smith, and Sir John and Lady Wales for ten or twelve days, I had the honour “ Douglas, the particulars of which she would of seeing the Duke of Gloucester at her house, “ relate to me, when I should cail. I, in con. I have the honour, &c.

“sequence, waited upon her, agreeably to her (Signed)

FR. MILLMAN. " desire, a day or two after, when she comA true copy, J. Becket.

“ menced the conversation by telling me, that

" she supposed I knew she had at one time lived Earl Cholmondeley, sworn July 16th, 1806. “ with Lady Douglas on a footing of intimacy, I have seen the Princess of Wales write fre- “ but that she had had reason afterwards to quently, and I think I am perfectly acquainted repent liaving made her acquaintance, and was with her manner of writing.

A letter pro.

“ therefore rejoiced when she left Blackheath duced to bis LordAsip, marked (A).- -This let- “ for Plymouth, as she conceived that circum. ter is vot of the Princess's hand-writing. ---A “ stance would break off all further communica. paper produced to his Lordship, marked (B)," tion between her and that Lady. That, buw. with a kind of drawing with the names of Sir ever, contrary to her expectation, õpon the Sydney Smith and Lady Douglas. This paper “ return of Sir John and her from Plymouth to appears to me to be written in a disgnised hand. “ London, Lady Douglas had called and left her Some of the letters remarkably resemble the “ name twice or three times, notwithstanding she Princess's writing; but because of the disguise “ must have seen that admission was refused her; I cannot say whether it be or be not Her Royal“ that having been confirmed in the opinion she Highness's writing. - On the cover being shewn • had before had occasion to form of her Lady. to his Lordship, also marked (B), he gave the “ship by an anonymous letter she had received, same answer. His Lordship was also shewn " in which she was very strongly cautioned the cover marked (C), to which his Lordship an- " against renewing her acquaintance with her, swered, I do not see the same resemblance to the “both as being unworthy of her confidence, Princess's writing in this paper.

“ from the liberties she had allowed herself to CHOLMONDELEY. “ take with the Princess's nanie, and the lightSworn before us, July 16th, 1806.

vess of her character, she had felt herself EŘSKINE, SPENCER, “ obliged, as Lady Douglas would not take the

GRENVILLE, « hint that her visits were not wished for, to John Becket.

" order Miss Vernon to write her a note, speci

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fically telling her that they would in future be as he thought that if any man could prevail “ dispensed with; that the conseqnence of this upon him, he might flatter himself with being " had been an application, through one of her " the most likely to persuade him from the “ Ladies, in the joint names of Sir Sydney weight he had with him; he would immediately « Smith, Sir. John and Lady Douglas, for an " try how far he could gain upon him, by making “ audience, to require an explanation of this, use of those arguments I had brought forward " which they considered as an atfront, and that, “ to induce him to drop the matter altogether. " being determined not to grant it, or to suffer " About four or five days after this, Sir Sydney

any unpleasant discussion upon the subject, “called upon one again, and informed me, * she entreated me to take whatever steps I " that upon making use, with Sir John, of

might jndge bcst to put an end to the matter," those reasons which I had authorized' his 4 and rid her of all farther trouble about it. I "stating to be those by which I was actuated "stated in reply, that I had no knowledge of " in making the request that he would not press “either Sir John or Lady Douglas, and there- “the business farther, he had not been able to "fore could not, in the first instance, address "resist their force, but that the whole extent of "myself to them, but that I had some ac- “ promise he had been able to obtain of him, " quaintance with Sir Sydney Smith, and if the “amounted to vo more than that he would, under " Princess was not averse to that channel, I “ existing circumstances, remais quiet, if left un" would try what I could in that way effect. “ molested, for that he would not pledge himself “This being assented to by the Princess, I took s not to bring the subject forward hereafter, "my leave, and immediately ou my return

“ when the same motive might no longer operate "home, wrote a note to Sir Sydney Smith, re- “ to keep him silent. This result I communi"questing him to call on me as soon as he conve- « cated, to the best of my recollection, the fol. "niently could, as I had some business to speak “ lowing day, to the Princess, who seemed sa. to him upon. Sir Sydney in consequence

s tistied with it, and from that day to the pre"called on me (I think) the next day, when I sent one, (November 10, 1805,) I never related to liim the conversation, as above “have heard the subject named again in any stated, that I had had with the Princess, After “ sliape, until called upon by the Prince, to "hearing all I had to say, he observed, that the “ make known to him the circumstances of this "Princess, ip stating to ine that her prohibition transaction, as far as I could bring them to my

to Lady Douglas to repeat her visits at Black recollection."
"heath, had led to the application for an an- And now having fulfilled what the Prince
"dience of Her Royal Highness, had kept from wished me to do, to the best of my abilities, in

me the real cause why he, as well as Sir John ease hereafter any one by whom a narrative of
and Lady Douglas, had made it, as it origi- all the circunstances as related by Sir John and
* nated in a most scandalous anonymous letter, Lady Douglas, of whom I was informed by my
" of a nature calculated to set on Sir John and brother, subsequent to our conversation, should

him to cut each other's throats, which, from imagine that I know more of them than I have tle hand-writing and style, they were both berein stated, I hereby spontaneonsly declare, that "fully convinced was the production of the what I have written is the whole extent of what

Princess herself. I naturally expressed my I was apprized of, and had the Princess thought sentiments upon such conduct, on the part of proper to inform me of what, in the Narrative of the Princess, in terms of the strongest animad- the Information given by Sir John and Lady version; but, nevertheless, anxious to avoid Douglas, is alluded to, I should have felt myself

the shameful eclat which the publication of obliged to decline all interference in the busi"such a fact to the world must produce, the ef- ness, and to have at the same time stated to her,

fect which its coming to the King's knowledge that it would be impossible for me to keep a mat:
"would probably have on his health, from the ter of such importance from the knowledge of
" delicate state of his nerves, and all the ad- the Prince, (Signed) EDWARD.

ditional misunderstandings between His Ma. Dec. 27, 1805.
* jesty and the Prince, which I foresaw would A true copy, B. Bloomfield, A true copy, J. Becket.
" inevitably follow, were this fact, which would Whitehall, 29th August, 1806.
" give the Prince so powerful a handle to
express his feelings upon the countevance

"shewn by the King to the Princess, at a time No. 3.--For the purpose of confirming the State-
"when I knew him to be severely wounded by ment, made by Lady Douglas, of the Cir-
"His Majesty's visits to Blackleath on the one cumstances mentioned in her Narrative, the
" band, and the reports he had received of the following Examinations have been taken, and
" Princess's conduct, on the other, to be brought which have been signed by the several Persons

to light, I felt it my bounden duty, as an who have been examined.
honest man, to urge all these arguments with

“ Sir Sydney Smith in the most forcible manner N. B. This witness was not examined by the

I was master of, adding also as a farther object, Conmissioners ; at least, no copy of any examination

worthy of the most serious consideration, the of her's was transmitted with the other papers; and
* danger of any appearance of ill blood in the no observation is made in the Report of the Commis.
"family at such an eventful crisis, and to press sioners, or in the answer of Her Royal Highness

upon his mind' the necessity of his using bis upon her examinations. It has, therefore, been
" best endeavours with Sir John Douglas, not- thought that there was no necessity for publishing
withstanding all the provocation that had been them. There are two of them; one dated at Chelten-
given them, to induce him to let the matter ham, 8th January, 1806; the other with no date of
drop, and pursue it po farther. Sir Sydney place, but duted 29th March, 1806.
"observed to me, that Sir John Douglas was a
man whom, when once he had taken a line

" from a principle of honour, it was very difficult N. B. The same observations apply to Mr. Wil.

to persuade him to depart from it; however, liam Lampert's Examination, as to those of his wife,

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