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and she had asked the servant who brought the
(No. 22.) child, if he knew of any persons who would part
Whitehall, July 1, 1806. with a child. I was at Southend with the Prin- My Lord -The extreme importance of
I remember Captain Manhy being there the business on which I have before troubled sometimes. He was not there very often. He
your Lordship and Lady Willoughby, makes used to come at different bours, as the tide serv
it the indispensible duly of the persons to ed. He dined there, but never stayed late. I was at Southend all the time the Princess was
whom his Majesty has entrusted the inquiry, there. I cannot recollect that I have seen Cap
further to request that ker Ladyship will have tain Manby there, or knowú him to be there,
the goodness to return in writing, distinct and later than nine, or half after nine. . I never knew
separate answers to the encloser! Qurrjes. of any correspondence by letter with him when They beg leave to add, that in the discharge of he was abroad. I don't recollect to have seen him the trust commitied to them, they have been ever early in the morning at the Princess's. I obliged to examiné upon oath the several perwas at Ramsgate with the Princess. Captain sons to whose testimony they have thought it Manby may have dined there once. He never right to have recourse on this occasion. They slept there to my knowledge, nor do I believe he
have been unwilling to give Lady Willoughby did. The Princess rises at different hours, seldom
the trouble of so lorg a journey for that pura before ten or eleven. I never knew her up at six o'clock in the morning. If she had been up so
pose, well knowing the full reliance which may early I should not have known it, not being up
be placed on every thing which shall be stated so early myself. I remember the Princess giving by her Ladyship in this form. But on her reCaptain Manby an inkstand. He had the care
turn to town it may probably be judged necesof two boys whom she protected. I can't say that
sary, for the sake of uniformity in this most Captain Manby did not sleep at Southend. He important proceeding, that she should be so may bave slept in the village, but I believe he ne- good as to confirm on oath, the truth of the ver slept in the Princess's house. I was at Ca- written answers requested from her Ladyship. therington with the Princess. I remember her
(No Signature in the original.) Royal Highness going out in an open carriage with the present Lord Hood. I believe Lord
(No. 23.) Hood's servant attended them. There was only one servant, and no other carriage with them.
Sidmouth, July 3, 1806. I was at Dawlish this summer with the Princess,
MY LORD,-I immediately communicated and afterwards at Mount Edgcumbe. The Prin
to Lady Willoughby the Queries transmitted cess saw a great deal of company there. Sir
to me in the envelope of a letter dated July the Richard Strachan used to come there. I don't first, which I had the bonour to receive this know what was the cause of bis discontinuing his day from your Lordship. I return the Queries tisits there. I remember Sir Sidney Smith being with Lady Willoughby's answers in her own frequently at Montague house. He was some- hand-writing times there as late as twelve and one o'clock in We are both truly sensible of your Lord. the morning, but never alone that I know of. ship's kind attention in not requiring Lady The Princess was not in the room when Lady Willoughby's personal attendance. She will Douglas was brought to bed. I know she was
most readily obey the order of the council, not, because I was in the room myself when Lady Douglas was delivered. Dr. Mackie of Lewis
should her presence become necessary.-I ham, was the accoucheur. I don't recollect Sir
bave the honour, &c.
GWYDIR, Sidney Smith ever being alone with the Princess in the evening. It may have happened, but I
To Earl SPENCER, &c. &c. &c. don't know that it did. I used to sit with the A true Copy-J. Becket. Princess always in the evening, but not in the morning. I was with the Princess in the Isle of
(No. 24 ) Wight. Mr. Hood and Lord Amelius Beauclerc
Ques. Does Lady Willoughhy remember were there with her. She went there from Ports
seeing the Princess of Wales at breakfast or mouth, HARRIETT FITZGERALD.
dinner at her house, either at Whiteha!l or Sworn before us at Lord Grenville's house, in
Beckenham, on or about the months of May Downing-street, the 27th day of June, 1806,
or June, 1802 ?
Ans. In the course of the last ten years the ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, Princess of Wales has frequently done me the ELLENBOROUGH.
honour to breakfast and dine at Whitehall, A true Copy-J. Becket.
and Langley, in Kent. Her Royal Highness may have been at my house in the months of
May or June, 1802, but of tbe periods at which lea. I have seen him next morning by ten o'clock I had the honour of receiving her, I bave po
I suspected he slept at No. 9, the Princess's--she precise recollectiov.
always put out the candles herself in the draw. Ques.--Has her Ladyship any recollection
room at No. 9, and bid me not wait to put them of the circumstance of her Royal Highness up; she gave me the orders as soon as she went
to Southend. I used to see water-jugs, basons, having retired from the company at such break
and towels, set out opposite the Princess's door, fast or dinner, on account, or under the pre
in the passage, -never saw them so left in the pastence, of having spilt any thing over ber hand
sage at any other time; and I suspected he was kerchief? And if so, did Lady Willoughby there at those times. There was a general sus. attend her Royal Highness on that occasion ? | picion throughout the house. Mrs. and Miss and what then passed between them relative Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hamond, (now Lady to that circumstance?
Hood) there. My suspicions arose from seeing Ans. I do not remember her Royal High. them in the glasses kiss each other, as I mention. ness having at any time, retired from the com
ed before, like people fond of each other--a very
close kiss.--Her behaviour like that of a woman pany, either at Whitehall, or at Langley, un. der the pretence of having spilt any thing over
attached to a man; used to be by themselves at
luncheon at Southend-when ladies not sent for, her handkerchief.
a number of times. There was a poney which Ques.-Had Lady Willoughby frequent op- Captain Manby used to ride ; it stood in the portunities in the course of that year, to see stable ready for him and which Sicard used to ride. ber Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, The servants used to talk and laugh about Capand at wbat periods ? And did she at any time tain Manby, it was matter of discourse amongst during the year, observe any appearance,
thein. I lived there when Sir Sidney Smith which led her to suspect that the Princess of came, her manner with him appeared very famiWales was pregnant ?
liar. She appeared very attentive to him but I Ans.-To the best of my remembrance I had
did not suspect any thing farther. All the upfew opportunities of seeing the Princess of per servants had keys of the doors to the Park to Wales in the year 1802, and I do not recollect
let her Royal Highness in and out. I used to see
Sicard receive letters from Mrs. Sander to put in having observed apy particular circumstances relative to her Royal Highpess's appearance.
the post instead of the bag. This was after Cap
tain Manby was gone to sea. I suspected this to : Ques.--Is Lady Willoughby acquainted with
be for Captain Manby, and others in the house any other circumstance leading to the same
suspected the same. conclusion, or tending to establish the fact of
R. BID GOOD. a criminal intercourse, or improper familiarity Sworn before us in Downing-street, this third between her Royal Highness and any other
day of July. person wbatever ? and if su, what are they?
ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, Ans -During the ten years I have had the
ELLENBOROUGH. honour of knowing the Princess of Wales, I
A true Copy-J. Becket. do not bear in mind a single instance of her Royal Highness's conduct in society towards
(No. 26.) any individual, tending to establish the fact of SIR FRANCIS MILLMAN'S DEPOSITION. a criminal intercourse, or improper familiarity. I attended the Princess of Wales in the Spring
and latter end of the year 1802; i. e. in March,
and towards the autumn. Mr. Mills of Green. (No. 25.)
wich attended then as her Royal Highness's apo
thecary, and Mr. Mills and his partner Mr. Ed. ROBERT BIDGOOD-FURTHER DEPO
meades have attended since. I do not know that SITION.
any other medical person attended at that time, The Princess used to go out in her phaeton either as apothecary or physician. In March with coachman and helper, towards Long Reach, 1802, I attended her for a sore throat and fever. eight or ten times, carrying luncheon and wine
In 1903, in April, I attended her Royal Highwith her, when Captain Manby's ship was at uess again, with Sir Walter Farqubar. I don't Long Reach-always Mrs. Fitzgerald with her- | know whether she was blooded in 1802. She She would go out at one, and return about five was with difficulty persuaded to be blooded in or six-sometimes, sooner or later. The day the 1803, for a pain in her chest, saying she had not Africaine sailed from Southend the Princess or. been blooded before; that they could not find a dered us to pack up for Blackheath next morn- vein jp her arın. I saw no mark on her arm of ing. Captain Manby was there three times a week
her having been blooded bef re. I observed her at the least, whilst bis ship lay for six weeks off Royal Highness's person at the end of that year Southevd at the Nore-be came as tide served
1802. Never observed then, or at any other time, used to come in a morning and dine and drink
any thing which induced me to think ker Royal Highness was in a pregnant situation. I think boys came with him, not to dinner, and not geit is impossible she should, in that year, have been nerally; not above two or three timesmetwo delivered of a child without my observing it. boys ;-I think Sir Sydney Smith came also freShe during that year, and at all times, was in quently the Christmas before that, to the best of the habit of receiving the visits of the Duke of my recollection. At dinner, when Captain Manhy Gloucester.
dined, he always sat next her Royal Highness I never attended her Royal Highness but on the Princess of Wales. The constant company extraordinary illnesses. Her Royal Highness were, Mrs. and Miss Fitzgerald and myself; we has, for the last year and half had her prescrip- all retired with the Princess, and sat in the same tions made up at Walker and Young's, St. room. Hegenerally retired about eleven o'clock; James's-street.
he sat with us till then. This occurred three or If she had been a pregnant woman in June four times a week, or more. Her Royal High1802, I could not have helped observing it. ness, the Lady in waiting, and her Page, have
FR. MILLMAN. each a key of the door from the Greenhouse to Sworn before us in Downing-street, July 3d,
the Park. Captain Manby and the Princess used, 1806, by the said Sir Francis Millman.
when we were together, to be speaking together ERSKINE, Spencer, Grenville, separately-conversing separately, but not in a ELLENBOROUGH,
room alone together, to my knowledge. He was
a person with whom she appeared to have greater A true Copy-J. Becket.
pleasure in talking than to her ladies. She behaved to him only as any woman would who likes
flirting. I should not have thought any married (No. 27.)
woman would have behaved properly who should THE DEPOSITION OF MRS. LISLE. have behaved as her Royal Highness did to Cap1 (Hester LISLE) am in the Princess of tain Manby. I can't say whether she was at. Wales's family; have been so ever since her tached to Captain Manby, only that it was a flirtRoyal Highness's marriage. I was not at South- ing conduct.-Never saw any gallantries, as end with the Princess-was at Blackheath with kissing her hand, or the like. ber in 1802, but am not perfectly sure as to date. I was with her Royal Highness at Lady ShefI am generally a month at a time (three months field's last Christmas, in Sussex. I inquired what in the year) with her Royal Highness; in April, company was there when I came.
She said only August, and December; was so in August, 1802. Mr. John Chester, who was there by her Royal I did not observe any alteration in her Royal Highness's orders: that she could get no other Highness's shape which gave me any idea that
company to meet her, on account of the roads she was pregnant. I had no reason to know or be- and season of the year. He dined and slept lieve that she was pregnant. During my attend- there that night. The next day other company ance, hardly a day passes without my seeing her. came; Mr. Chester remained. I heard her Royal She couldnot have been far advanced in pregnancy | Highness say she had been ill in the night, and without my knowing it. I was at East Cliff with came and lighted her candle in the servant's ber Royal Highness in August, 1803.
room. I returned from Sheffield Place to Black. Captain Manby only once at East Cliff, in Au- heath with the Princess-Captain Moore dined gust, 1803, to the best of my recollection. He there I left him and the Princess twice alone, for might have heen oftener: and once again at a short time he might be alone half an hour Deal Castle. Captain Manby landed there with with her in the room below, in which we had some boys the Princess takes on charity. I saw been sitting I went to look for a book, to Captain Manby at East Cliff one morning, not complete a set her Royal Highness was lending particularly early. I don't know of any presents Captain Moore. She made him a present of an which the Princess made Captain Manby-have inkstand, to the best of my recollection. He was seen Captain Manby at Blackheath one Christ- there one morning in January last, on the Prinmas. He used to come to dine the Christmas cess Charlotte's birth-day; he went away before before we were at Ramsgate-it was the Christ the rest of the company: I might be absent about mas after Mrs. Austin's child came. He always twenty minutes the second time I went away, the went away in my presence; I had no reason to night Captain Moore was there. At Lady Shefa think be staid after we, the ladies, retired. He field's, her Royal Highness paid more attention lodged on the Heath at that time-I believe his to Mr. Chester than to the rest of the company. ship was fitting up at Deptford. He was there I knew of her Royal Highness walking out alone frequently, I think not every day he generally twice with Mr. Chester-in the morningcame to dinner-three or four times a week, or alone-once a short time; it rained ; the other, more I suppose he might be alone with her, hut not an hour; not long. Mr. Chester is a pretty the Princess is in the habit of seeing gentlemen young man. Her attentions to him were not un. and tradesmen without my being present. I common; not the same as to Captain Manby. I haye seen him.at luncheon and dinner both. The am Rot certain whether the Princess answered
any letters of Lady Douglas. I was at Cather
gence of the Lords of his Majesty's Council ington with the Princess. Remember Mr. now for inaccuracy as to dates, respecting any ate Lord Hood, there, and the Princess going out tendance at Black beath, before 1903. Having airing with him alone in Mr. Hood's little
only notice in the forenoon of an examination, whiskey, and his servant was with them. Mr.
I could not prepare myself for it to any period Hood drove, and staid out two or three hours more than once. Three or four times. Mr.
previous to that year, and I now hasten as
fast as the examination of my papers will Hood dined with us several times. Once or twice he slept in an bouse in the garden. She
permit, to correct an error into whicb I fell, appeared to pay no attention to him but that of in stating to their Lordships, that I attended common civility to an intimate acquaintance. her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales in Remember the Princess sitting to Mr. Lawrence the spring of 1802, and that I then met bis for her picture at Blackheath, ard in London. I Royal Highness the late Duke of Gloucester, have left her at his house in town with him, but at Blackheath, it was in the spring of 1801, I think Mrs. Fitzgerald was with her ; and she
and not in 1802, that, after attending her sat alone with him, I think, at Black beath. I was
Royal Highness the Princess of Wales for never in her Royal Highness's confidence, but
ten or twelve days, I had the honour of seeing she has always been kind and good-natured to me.
the Duke of Gloucester at her house. She never mentioned Captain Manby particularly to me. I remember her being blooded the
I have the honour to be, &c. day Lady Sheffield's child was christened. Not
FR, MILMAN. several times, that I recollect ; nor any other
A true Copy-J. Becket. time'; nor believe she was in the habit of being blooded twice a year. The Princess at one time appeared to like Lady Douglas. Sir John came frequently. Sir Sydney Smith visited abont the
(No. 29.) same time with the Douglases. I have seen Sir
EARL CHOLMONDELEY SWORN. Sydney there very late in the evening, but not alone with the Princess. I bare no reason to
I have seen the Princess of Wales write fresuspect he had a key of the Park gate. I have . quently, and I think I am perfectly acquainted heard of somebody being found wandering about
with her manner of writing. late at night at Mount Edgcumbe, when the A letter produced to his Lordship, marked (A.) Princess was there. I heard that two women and
This letter is not of the Princess's handa man were seen crossing the hall. The Prin- writing. cess saw a great deal of company at Mount Edg- A paper produced to his Lordship, marked (B.) cumbe. Sir Richard Strachan was reported to
with a kind of drawing and the names of Sir have spoken freely of the Princess. I did not Sydney Smith and Lady Douglas. hear that he had offered a rudeness to her person. This paper appears to me to be written in a She told me she had heard he had spoken dis- disguised hand. Some of the letters remarkably respectfully of her, and therefore I believe wrote resemble the Princess's writing ; but because of to him by Sir Samuel Hood.
the disguise, I cannot say whether it be or be not
HESTER LISLE, her Royal Highness's writing. Sworn before us in Downing-street, this 3d
On the cover being shewn to his Lordship also day of July, 1806,
marked (B.) he gave the same answer.
His Lordship was also shewn the cover, marked
(C.) to which his Lordship answerd-I do not
see the same resemblance to the Princess's writ. A true Copy-J. Becket.
ing in this paper.
Sworn before us, July 16th, 1806.
ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE,
“ THE-BOOK !”—APPENDIX (B).
and quietly; but in the month of November,
when the ground was covered with snow, as I STATEMENT OF LADY DOUGLAS.
was sitting in my parlour, which commanded His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales a view of the Heath, I saw, to my surprise, having judged proper to order me to detail 10 The Princess of Wales, elegantly dressed iu a bim, as Heir Apparent, the whole circumstance lilac satin pelisse, primrose-culoured halfof my acquaintance with her Royal Highness boots, and a small lilac satin travelling cap, the Princess of Wales, from the day I first faced with sable, and a Lady, pacing up and spoke with her to the present time, I felt it down before the house, and sometimes stopmy duty, as a subject, to comply, without ping, as if desirous of opening the gate in the hesitation, with his Royal Higbaess's com- iron railing to come in. At first I had no con. mands; and I did so, because I conceived, ception her Royal Highness really wished to even putting aside the rights of an Heir Ap. come in, but must have mistaken the house for parent, bis Royal Highness was justified in in another person's, for I had never been made forming himself as to the actions of his wife, known to her, and I did not know that she who, from all the information he had collected, kuew where I lived. I stood at the window seemed so likely to disturb the tranquillity of looking at her, and, as she looked very much, the country; and it appeared to me that, in so from respect courtesied (as I understood was doing, bis Royal Highness evinced his earnest customary); to my astonishment she returned regard for the real interest of the country, in my courtesy by a familiar ood, and stopped. endeavoaring to prevent such a person from, Old Lady Stuart, a West Indian lady, who perbaps, one day placing a spurious heir upon lived in my immediate neighbourhood, and the English throne, and which his Royal who was in the habit of coming in to see me, Highness has indeed a right to fear, and com. was in the room, and said, “You should go municate to the Sovereign, as the Princess of out, her Royal Highness wants to come in Wales told me, “ If she were discovered in out of the sgow." Upon this I went out, and bringing ber son into the world she would give she came immediately to me and said, " I bethe Prince of Wales the credit of it, for that lieve you are Lady Douglas, and you have she had slept two nights in the year she was a very beautiful child : I should like to see it." pregeant in Carlton-house."
I answered that I was Lady Douglas. Her As an English woman, educated in the highest Royal Highness then said, “ I should like of respectful attachment to the Royal Family; all things to see your little child.' Tanswered, as the daughter of an Euglish Officer, who that I was very sorry I could not have the has all his life received the most gracious marks honour of presenting my little girl to her, as of approbation and protection from his Ma. I and my family vere spending cold jesty, and from his Royal Highuess the Prince weather in town, and I was only come to pass of Wales; and as the wife of an Officer whom an hour or two upon the Heath. I held open our beloved King has honoured with a public the gate, and the Princess of Wales and her mark of his approbation, and who is bound to Lady, Miss Hegman (I believe) walked in the Royal Family by ties of respeciful regard and sat down, and stayed above an hour, and aitachment, which nothing can ever break, laughing very much at Lady Stuart, who I feel it my duty to make known the Princess being a singular character, talked all kinds of of Wales's sentiments and conduct now, and nonsense. After her Royal Highness had whensvever I may be called upon.
amused herself as long as she pleased, she For the information, therefore, of his Ma- | inquired where Sir John Douglas and Sir jesty, and of the Heir Apparent, and by the Sidney Smith were, and went away, having desire of the Heir Apparent, I beg leave to shook hands with me, and expressed her pleastate, tbat Sir John'took a house upon Black- sure at having found me out and made herself heath in the year 1801, because the air was known. I concluded that Sir Sidney Sunith better for him, after bis Egyptiao services, had acquainted her Royal Highness that we than London, and it was somewhat nearer resided upon the Heath, as he was just arrived Chatham, where his military duties occasion. in England, and baving been iu long habits of 'ally called him. I had a daughter born upon friendsbip with Sir John, was often with us, the 17th of Pebruary, and we took up our and told us how kind be should think if we residence there in April, living very happily would let him come to and fro without cere.