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conceving, that Her Royal Highness could not be in that situation but by the Prince. I repeated the assertion of the falsehood of the declaration, adding, that though the conversation was intended to be confidential, I felt my character strongly attacked by the declaration, there. fore it was necessary that the declaration should be investigated; 1 bad no doubt but the character I had so many years maintained, would make my assertion believed be. fore the deposition of a domestic. I then requested to know, what date the declaration bore? His Lordship said, he did not remember ; but he had desired the Solicitor to meet me, who would shew it me. I then obserred, that I should in confidence communicate to his Lorship ; why I was desirous to know the date ; I then stated 10 his Lordship, that soon after Her Royal Highnesa came to Blackheath, I attended her in an illness, with Sir Francis Millman, in which I bled her twice. Soon after her recovery, she thought proper to form a regular medical appointment, and appointed myself and Mr. Edmeades to be Surgeons and Apothecaries to Her Royal Highness ; on receiving my warrant for such ap. pointment, I declined accepting the honour of being ap. pointed Apothecary, being inconsistent with my character, being educated as Surgeon, and having had an honorary degree of Physic conferred me; Her Royal Highness condescended to appoint me her Surgeon only. Hie Lordship rang to know if Mr. Lowten was come; he was in the next room. His Lordship left me for a few mioutes, returned, and introduced me to Mr. Lowten, with much politeness, as Dr. Mills; repeating the assurance of what passed being confidential. I asked Mr. Lowten the date of the declaration, that had been asserted to be made by me? He said in the year 1852. I then, with permission of his Lordship, gave the history of my ap. pointment, adding, since then I had never seen the Prip. cess as a patient. Once she sent for me to bleed her; I was from home; Mr. Edmeades went; nor had I visited any one in the house, except one Mary, and that was in a rery bad case of Surgery ; I was not sure whether it was before or after my appointment. Mr. Lowten asked me the date of it; I told him I did not recollect. He ob. served, from the warmth of my expressing my contradiction to the deposition, that I saw it in a wrong light; that I might suppose, and very innocently, Her Royal Highness in any Sexual complaint; whether she ever bad any I never knew. M. Lowten said, I might think so, from her increase of size; I answered, no; I never did think her pregnant, therefore never could say it, and that the deposition was an infamous falsehood. His Lord. ship then observed, that he perceived there must be a mistake, and that Mr. Edmeades wes the person meant, whom he wished to see ; I said he was then at Oxford, and did not return before Saturday; his Lordship asked, if he came through London ; I said, I could not tell.
Finding nothing new arising from conversation, I asked to retire ; his Lordship attended me out of the room with great politeness.
When I came home, I sent his Lordship a letter, with the date of my warrant, April 10, 1801 : he answered my leiter, with thanks for my immediate attention, and wished to see Mr. Edmeades on Sunday Morning. This letter came on the Saturday ; early on the Sunday I sent Timothy, to let his Lordship know Mr. Edmeades would not return till Monday: on Tuesday I promised he should attend, which he did.
The preceding Memorandum is an exact copy of what made the day after I had seen Lord Moira. (Signed)
SAM, GILLAM MILLS. Croome Hill, Greenwich,
Aug. 20, 1806.
referred to by the Affida.
The Deposition of Jonathan Partridge, Porter
to Lord Eardly, at Belvidere.
I remember, being informed by Mr. Kenny, Lord Eardly's late Steward, now dead, that I was wanted by Lord Moira in town; accordingly I went with Mr. Kenny to Lord Moira's in Saint James's-Place, on the King's Birth-Day of 1904. His Lordship asked me, if I remembered the Princess coming to Belvidere sometime before; I said, yes, and told him that there were two or three ladies, I think three, with Her Royal Highness, and a gentleman with them, who came on horseback ; that they looked at the pictures in the house, had their luncheon there, and that Her Royal Highness's servants waited upon them, as I was in a Disbabille. His Lordship asked me whether they went up stairs ? and I told him that they did not. He asked me, how long they staid? and I said, as far as I recollected, they did not stay above an hour, or an hour and quarter; that they waited some little time for the carriage, which had gone le the publichouse, and, iill it came, they walked up and down altogether in the portico before the house. His Lordship, in the course of what he said to me, said, it was a subject of importance, and might be of consequence. His Lordship finding that I had nothing more to say, told me I might go.
Sometime afterwards, his Lordship sent for me again, and asked me, if I was sure of what I said, being all that Icould say respecting the Privcess? I said, it was, and that I was ready to take my oath of it, if his Lordship thought proper. He said, it was very satisfactory ;, said, I might go, and be should not want me any more.
(Signed) JONATHAN PARTRIDGE. Sworn at the County Court of
Middlesex, in Fullwood's Rents, the 25th Day of September, 1806, before me, (Signed)
The Deposition of Philip Krackeler, one of the
Footmen of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, and Robert Eaglestone, ParkKeeper to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
These Deponents say, that on or about the 28th day of June last, as they were walking together across Greenwich Park, they saw Robert Bidgood, one of the Pages of Her Royal Highness, walking in a direction, as if he were going from the town of Greenwich, towards the house of Sir John Douglas, and which is a different road from that which leads to Montague House, and they at the same time perceived Lady Douglas walking in a direction to
meet him. And this Deponent, Philip Krackeler, then desired the other Deponent to take notice, whether Lady Douglas and Mr. Bidgood would speak to each other ; and both of these Deponents observed, that when Lady Douglas and Mr. Bidgood met they stopped, and conversed together for the space of about two or three minutes, whilst in view of these Deponents; but how much longer their conversation lasted these Deponents cannot say, as they, these Deponents, proceeded on their road, which took them out of sight of Lady Douglas and Mr. Bidgood. (Signed) PHILIP KRACKELER,