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THE Princess used to go out in her phaeton with coach ́ ́ ́iman and helper, towards Long Reach, eight or ten times, carrying luncheon and wine with her, when Cap***tain Manby's ship was at Long Reach always Mrs. Fitzgerald with her-She would go out at one, and return about five or six-sometimes sooner or later. The day the Africaine sailed from Southend the Princess ordered us to pack up for Blackheath next morning. Captain Manby there three times a week at the least, whilst his ship lay for six weeks off Southend at the Nore-he came as tide served-used to come in a morning, and dine and drink tea. I have seen him next morning by ten o'clock. I suspected he slept at No. 9, the Princess's--she always put out the candles herself in the drawing-room at No. 9, · “and bid me not wait to put them up; she gave me the or

throughout the house.

ders as soon as she went to Southend. I used to see water-jugs, basons, and towels, set out opposite the Princess's door, in the passage,-never saw them so left in the passage at any other time; and I suspected he was there at those times. There was a general suspicion Mrs. and Miss Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hamond (now Lady Hood) there. My suspicions arose from seeing them in the glasses kiss each other, as I mentioned before, like people fond of each other a very close kiss.-Her behaviour like that of a woman attached to a man;-used to be by themselves at luncheon at Southend-when ladies not sent for—a number of times. There was a poney which Captain Manby used to ride; it stood in the stable ready for him, and which Sicard used to ride.

The servants used to talk and laugh about Captain Manby, it was matter of discourse amongst them. I lived there when Sir Sidney Smith came, her manner with him appeared very familiar. She appeared very attentive to him but I did not suspect any thing farther. All the upper servants had keys of the doors to the Park to let her Royal Highness in and out. I used to see Sicard receive letters from Mrs. Sander to put in the post instead of the bag. This was after Captain Manby was gone to sea, Isuspected this to be for Captain Manby, and others in the house suspected the same.



Sworn before us in Downing-street, this third day of

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(No. 26.)

Sir Francis Millman's Deposition.

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 Greenwich attended then as her Royal Highness's apothecary, and Mr. Mills and his partner Mr. Edmeades have attended since. I do not know that any other medical person attended at that time, either as apothecary or physician. In March 1802, Iattended her for a sore throat and fever. In 1803, in April, I attended Her Royal Highness again, with Sir Walter Farquhar. I don't know whether she was blooded in 1802. She was with difficulty persuaded to be blooded in 1803, for a pain in her chest, saying she had not been blooded before; that they could not find a vein in her 'arm. I saw no mark on her arm of her having been blooded before. I observed her Royal Highness's person at the end of that year 1802. Never observed then, or at any other time, any thing which induced me to think her Royal Highness was in a pregnant situation. I think it is impossible she should, in that year, have been delivered of a child without my observing it. She during that year, and at all times, was in the habit of receiving the visits of the Duke of Gloucester.


I never attended Her Royal Highness but on extraordinary illnesses. Her Royal Highness has, for the last year and half, had her prescriptions made up at Walker and Young's, St. James's-street.

If she had been a pregnant woman in June 1802, I could not have helped observing it.


Sworn before us in Downing-street, July third, 1806, by the said Sir Francis Millman.

A true Copy,

J. Becket.



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(No. 27.)

The Deposition of Mrs. Lisle.

1 (HESTER LISLE) am in the Princess of Wales's family; have been so ever since Her Royal Highness's marriage. I was not at Southend with the Princess was at Blackheath with her in 1802, but am not perfectly sure as to date. I am generally a month at a time (three months in the year) with Her Royal Highness; in April, August, and December; was so in August, 1802. I did not observe any alteration in Her Royal Highness's shape which gave me any idea that she was pregnant. 1 had no reason to know or believe that she was pregnant. During my attendance, hardly a day passes without my seeing her. She could not have been far advanced in pregnancy without my knowing it. I was at East Cliff with her Royal Highness in August, 1803. I saw Captain Manby only once at East Cliff, in August, 1803, to the best of my


recollection. He might have been oftener: and onge again at Deal Castle. Captain Manby landed there with some boys the Princess takes on charity. I saw Captain Manby at East Cliff one morning, not particularly early. I don't know of any presents which the Princess made Captain Manby-have seen Captain Manby at Blackheath one Christmas. He used to come to dine the Christmas before we were at Ramsgate-it was the Christmas after Mrs. Austin's child came. He always went away in my presence; I had no reason to think he staid after we, ladies, retired. He lodged on the Heath at that time-I believe his ship was fitting up at Deptford. He was there frequently, I think not every day-he generally came to dinner-three or four times a week, or more—I suppose he might be alone with her, but the Princess is in the habit of seeing gentlemen and tradesmen without my being present. I have seen him at luncheon and dinner both. The boys came with him, not to dinner, and not generally; not above two or three times-two boys; -I think Sir Sidney Smith came also frequently the Christmas before that, to the best of my recollection. At dinner, when Captain Manby dined, he always sat next her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. The constant company were, Mrs. and Miss Fitzgerald and myself; we all retired with the Princess, and sat in the same room. He generally retired about eleven o'clock; he sat with us till then. This occurred three or four times a week, or more. Her Royal Highness, the Lady in waiting, and her Page, have each a key of the door from the Greenhouse to the Park. Captain Manby and the Princess used, when we were together, to be speaking together separately-conversing separately, but not in a room alone together, to my knowledge. He was a person with whom she appeared to have greater pleasure in talking than te her Ladies. She behaved to him only as any woman would who likes flirting. I should not have thought any

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