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she could not have been with child, and have only know this from the mother. The mother gone on to her time without my knowing it. I has since lain-in a second time in Brownlow, was at South-end with the Princess. Captain street. I never saw the woman to my know.. Manby used to visit the Princess there. I make ledge before she came with the petition to the the Princess's bed, and have been in the habit of door. I had no particular directions by the making it ever since I lived with Her Royal Princess to procure a child; I thought it better Highness. Another maid, whose name is Aan to take the child of persons of good character Bye, assisted with me in making the bed. From than the child of a panper. Nothing led me, what I observed I never had any reason to be from the appearance of the Princess, to suppose lieve that two persons had slept in the bed; I that she was with child; but from her shape it is never saw any particular appearance in it. The difficult to judge when she is with child. When linen was washed by Stikeman's wife.

she was with child of the Princess Charlotte, I (Signed) MARY WILSON. should not have known it when she was far adSworn at Lord Grenville's House, in

vanced in her time, if I had not beeu told it. Sir Downing-street, the 7th of June,

Sydney Smith, at one time, visited very frequent1806, before us,

ly at Montague House, two or three times a (Sigoed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, week. At the time the Princess was altering her SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. rooms in the Turkish style, Sir_Sydney Smith's

visits were very frequent. The Princess consulta (No. 8.)- The Deposition of Samuel Roberts. ed him upon them. Mr. Morell was the uphol-.

I am a footman to the Princess of Wales. I sterer ; Sir Sydney Smith came frequently alone. remember the child being taken by the Princess. He staid alone with the Princess sometimes till I never, observed any particular appearance of eleven o'clock at night. He has been there till the Princess in that year-nothing that led me to twelve o'clock and after, I believe, alone with believe that she was with child. Sir Sydney the Princess. The Princess is of that lively vi. Smith' used to visit the Princess at Blackheath. vacity, that she makes herself familiar with GenI never saw him alone with the Princess. He tlemen, which prevented my being struck with never stayed after eleven o'clock. I recollect his staying so late. I do not believe that at that Mr. Cole once asking me, I think three years time any other Gentleman visited the Princess ago, whether there were any favourites in the so frequently or stayed so late. I have seen family. I remember saying that Captain Manby the Princess, when they were alone, sitting with and Sir Sydney Smith were frequently at Black Sir Sydney Smith on the same sofa, in the blueheath, and dined there oftener than any other room. I had access to the blue-room at all times. persons. I never knew Sir Sydney Smith to stay There was an inner room which opened into the later than the ladies. I cannot say exactly at blue-room. When that room was not lighted up, I what hour he went, but I never remember bis did not go into it; I did not consider that I had staying alone with the Princess.

a right to go into it. I had no idea on what ac(Signed) SAMUEL ROBERTS. count I was brought here. I did not know that Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in

the Princess's conduct was questioned, or quesDowning-street, the 7th of June,

tionable. I was with the Princess at Ramsgate'; 1806, before us,

when she was at East Cliff, Capt. Manby was very. (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, frequently there; went away as late at night as SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. eleven o'clock. I do not remember Fanny Lloyd

being called up any morning to make breakfast (No. 9.) The Deposition of Thomas Stikeman. for the Princess. I did not like Captain Manby's

I have been Page to the Princess of Wales coming so often and staying so late, and I was ever since she lias been in England. When I first uneasy at it. I remember a piece of plate, a sil. saw the child who is with the Princess, it is ver lamp, being sent to Captain Manby; I saw about four years ago. Her Royal Highness had it in Sicard's possession; he told me, it was for a strong desire to have an infant, which I and all Captain Manby, and he had a letter to send with the house knew. I heard there was a woman it. I have never seen Captain Manby at the who had twins, one of which the Princess was Princess's, at Ramsgate, before nine o'clock in desirous to have, but the parents would not part the morning, but I have heard he has been there with it. A woman came to the door with a pe earlier. I had never any suspicion of there being tition to get her husband replaced in the dock any thing improper, either from the frequent via yard, who had been removed; she had a child sits of Captain Manby, or from his conduct. I with her; I took the child, I believe, and shewed was at Catherington with the Princess; she used it to Mrs. Sander. I then returned the child to to go out generally in her own chaise. I think I the woman, and made inquiries after the father, have once or twice seen her go out with Mr. and afterwards desired the woman to bring the Hood, in his one-horse chaise; they have been child again to the house, which she did. The out for two hours, or two hours and a half togechild was taken to the Princess; after the ther. I believe only a day or two elapsed bePrincess bad seen it, she desired the woman to tween the time of the child being first brought, take it again, and bring it back in a few days, and being then brought back again, and left with and Mrs. Sander was desired to provide linen the Princess. I am sure the child was not weaned for it. Within a few days the child was brought after it had been first brought. I do not recole again by the mother, and was left, and has been lect any Gentleman ever sleeping in the house. with the Princess ever since. I do not recollect I do not remember Lawrence, the painter, ever the child had any mark, but, upon reflection, I sleeping there. The Princess seems very fond of do recollect that the mother said he was marked the child; it is always called Williain Austin. with elder wine on the hand. The father of the

(Signed) THOS, STIKEMAN, child, whose name is Austin, lives with me at Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in Pimlico. My wife is a laundress, and washed the Downing-street, the 7th day of linen of the Prince. Austin is employed to turn June, 1806, before us, a mangle for me. The child was born in Brown- (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, low-street, and it was baptized there; but I

SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. (No. 10.)-The Deposition of John Sicard. Her Royal Highpess at Diontague House. I may I have lived seven years with the Princess of have said to Cole, that the Princess was grown Wales, am house-steward, and have been in that much thinner, but I do not recollect that I did. situation from the end of six months after I first I never heard any body say any thing about the lived with Her Royal Highness. I remember Princess being preguant till I came here to-day. the child who is now with the Princess of Wales I did not expect to be asked any question to-day being brought there; it was about five months respecting the Princess being pregnant. Nobody old when it was brought, it is about four years came over to the Princess from Germany, in the ago, just before we went to Ramsgate. I had autumn of 1802, to my knowledge. Her Royal not the least suspicion of the object of my being Highness was generally blooded twice a year, brought here. "I had opportunity of seeing the but not lately. I never had any reason to supPrincess frequently; I waited on her at dinner pose that the Princess received the visits of any and supper ; I never observed that the Princess Gentleman at improper hours. Sir Sydney Smith had the appearance of being with child: I think, visited her frequently, and almost daily. He it was hardly possible that she should have been was there very late, sometimes till two o'clock with child without my perceiving it. Sir Sydney in the morning. I never saw Sir Sydney Smith Smith used to visit very frequently at Montague in a room alone with the Princess late at night. House, in 1802, with Sir John and Lady Douglas. I never saw any thing which led me to suppose Hc was very often, I believe, alone with the that Sir Sydney Smith was on a very familiar Princess, and so was Mr. Canning and other Gen. footing with the Princess of Wales, I attended tlemen. I cannot say that I ever suspected Sir the Princess of Wales to Southend. She had Sydney Smith of any improper conduct with the two houses, No. 9 and No.8. I knew Captain Princess, I never had any suspiciou of the Manby; he commanded the Africaine; he visited Princess acting improperly with Sir Sydney the Princess while his ship was there; he was Smith, or any other Gentleman. I remember frequently with the Princess. I do not know or Captain Manby visiting at Montague House. believe, and I have no reason to believe, that The Princess of Wales did not pay for the ex Captain Manby stayed till very late hours with pense of fitting up his cabin, but the linen fur- the Princess. I never suspected that there was niture was ordered by me, by direction of the any improper familiarity between them. I never Princess, of Newberry and Jones, It was put expressed to any body a wish that Capt. Manby's by Newberry and Jones in the Princess's bill, visits were not so frequent. If the Princess had and was paid for with the rest of the bill by Miss company, I was never present. The Princess Heyman. (Signed) JOHN SICARD. was at Ramsgate in 1803; I have seen Captain Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in

Mauby there frequently. He came to the Downing-street, the 7th day of

Princess's house to dinner; he never stayed till June, 1806, before us,

late at night at the Princess's house. I was in (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, Devonshire with the Princess lately; there was SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. no one officer that she saw when she was in De.

vonshire more than the rest. I never heard from (No. 11.)-The Deposition of Charlotte Sander. the Princess that she apprehended her conduct

I have lived with the Princess of Wales eleven was questioned. When I was brought here I years. I am a native of Brunswick, and came thonght I might be questioned respecting the with the Princess from Brunswick. The Princess Princess's condnct, and I was sorry to come; I has a little boy, living with her under her don't know why I thought so; I never saw any protection; he had a mark on his hand, but it is thing in the conduct of the Princess, while I lived worn off; I first saw him four years ago, in the i with her, which would have made me uneasy if Autumn. The father and mother of the child are I had been her husband. When I was at Southstill alive; I have seen them both; the father end, I dined in the Steward's room. I can't say warked in the Dock-yard at Deptford, but has whether I ever heard any body in the Steward's now lost the use of his limbs; the father's name room say any thing about the Captain (meaning is Austin. The mother brought the child to the Captain Manby); it is so long ago, I may have Princess when he was four months old; I was forgot it; I have seen Captain Manby alone with present when the child was bronght to the the Princess, at No.9, in the drawing-room, at Princess ; she was in her own room up stairs, Southeud; I have seen it only once or twice; it when the child was bronght; she came out, and was at two or three o'clock in the afternoon, and took the child herself. I understood that the never later. I slept in a room next to the child was expected before it was brought. I am Princess, in the house No. 9, at Southend; I sure that I never saw the child in the house be never saw Captain Manby in any part of that fore it appeared to be four months old. The house but the drawing-room ; I have no reason Princess was not ill or indisposed in the antumn to believe he was in any other room in the house. of 1802. I was dresser to Her Royal Highness; I was at Catherington with the Princess; she she could not be ill or indisposed withont my was at Mr. Hood's house; I never saw any famiknowing it. I am sure that she was not coufined liarity between her and Mr. Hood; I have seen to her room, or to her bed in that autumn; there her drive out in Mr. Hoods carriage with hint was not, to my knowledge, any other child in the alone; it was a gig; they used to be absent for house; it was bardly possible there could have several hours; a servant of the Princess attend. been a child there without my knowing it. Ied them ; I have delivered packets by the order have no recollection that the Princess had grown of the l'rincess, which she gave me, sealed apa bigger in the year 1802 than usual ; I am sure to Sicard, to be by him forwarded to Captain the Princess was not pregnant; being her dresser, Manby. The birth-day of the child who lives I must have seen it, if she was. I solemuly and with the Princess is the 11th of July, as his mopositively swear I have no reason to know or be ther told me; she says that he was christened at sieve that the Princess of Wales has been at any Deptford. The child had a mark on the hand, time pregnant during the time I have lived with the mother told me that it was from red wine; I

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(No. 13.) veniber: (Signed) C. SANDER.

20th June, 1806. Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in Down

My Lord,-In consequence of certain inquiries ing-street, the 7th day of June, 1806.

directed by His Majesty, Lady Douglas, wife of

Sir John Douglas, of the Marines, has deposed (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE,

upon oath, that she was told by Her Royal HighSPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. ness the Princess of Wales, that at a breakfast at

Lady Willoughby's house in May or June, 1802,

&c. (No. 12.)- The Deposition of Sophia Austin.

[Extract from Lady Douglas's Deposition.) I know the child which is now with the Princess of Wales ; I am the mother of it; I was

It being material to ascertain, as far as possidelivered of it four years ago the 11th of next ble, the

truth of this fact, I am to request that July, at Brownlow-street Hospital. I have lain your Lordship, will have the goodness to desire in there three times ; William, who is with the Lady Willoughby to pat down in writing every Princess, is the second child'I laid in of there any such there be) of which her Ladyship bas any

circumstance in any manner relative thereto (if It was marked in the right hand with red wine. recollection; and also to apprize me, for His MaMy husband was a labourer in the Dock-yard at Deptford. When peace was proclaimed a num- | the course of the above mentioned year, Lady

jesty's information, whether at any time, during ber of the workmep were discharged, and my Willoughby observed any such alteration in the husband was one who was discharged. I went Princess's shape, or any other circumstances, as to the Princess with a petition on a Saturday, to might indnce her Ladyship to believe that Her try to get my husband restored. I lived at that Royal Highness was then pregnant.-I &c. time at Deptford-new-row, No.7, with a person

SPENCER. of the name of Bearblock; he was a milkman. The day I went to the Princess with the peti.

(No. 14.) tion was a fortnight before the 6th of November.

Sidmouth, 21st June, 1806. Mr. Bennet, a baker, in New-street, was our dealer, and' I took the child to Mr. Bennet's, mands, I lost no time in communicating to Lady

My dear Lord, -In obedience to your comwhen I went to receive my bosband's wages; Willoughby the important subject of your private every week, from the time I left the Hospital letter, dated the 20th instant, and I have the ho till I carried the child to the Princess. I knew Mr. Stikeman only by having seen him once Lady Willoughby. I have the honour, &c.

nour of enclosing a letter to your Lordship from before, when I went to apply for a letter to

GWYDIR. Brownlow-street Hospital. When I went to Montague-house, I desired Mr. Stikeman to

(No. 15.) present my petition. He said they were denied to do such things, but seeing me with a baby, he contained in your Lordship's letter, communicat

My Lord,-In obedience to the command could do no less. He then took the child from ed to me by Lord Gwydir, I have the honour to me, and was a long time gone; he then brought inform you, that I have no recollection whatever me back the child, and brought half a guinea, ) of the fact stated to have taken place during a which the Ladies sent me. He said, if the child breakfast at Whitehall, in May of June, 1802 ; had been younger, he thought he could leave got nor do I bear in mind any particular circumit taken care of' for me, but desired that I stances relative to Her Royal Highness the would come up again ; I went up again on the Princess of Wales, at the period to which you Monday following, and I saw Mr. Stikeman; allude.--I have the honour, &c. Mr. Stikeman afterwards came several times to

June 21, 1806.

WILLOUGHBY. us, and appointed me to take the child to Mon

Earl Spencer. tague-house on the 5th of November, but it rained all day, and I did not take it. Mr. Stikeman came down to me on the Saturday, the 6th

(No. 16.) of November, and I took the child on that day Extract from the Register of the Births and Bap. to the Princess's house. The Princess was out,

lisms of Children born in the Brownlow-street I waited till she returned ; she saw the child,

Lying-in Hospital. and asked its age. I went down into the coffee Born,

Baptized, room, and they gave me some arrow-root to


20 wean the child, 'for I was suckling the child at 8, Thomas, of Richard and Eliz. Austin, this time, and when I had weaned the child, I

July, was to bring it and leave it with the Princess. 11, William, of Samuel and Sophia Austin, 15 I did wean the child, and brought it to the

The above are the only two entries under the Princess's house on the 15th of November, and name of Austin, about the period in question, left it there, and it has been with the Princess and were extracted by me." No description of ever since. I saw the child last Whit-Monday, the children is preserved. and I swear that it is my child.


June 23, 1806. (Signed) SOPHIA AUSTIN, Sworn at Lord Grenville's bouse in

(No. 17.) The Deposition of Elizabeth Gosden. Downing-street, the 7th day of

I am the wife of Francis Gosden, who is a ser. June, 1806, before us,

vant of the Princess of Wales, and has lived with (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, Her Royal Highness eleven years. In NovensGRÉNVILKE, ELLENBOROUGH. ber, 1802, I was sent for to the Princess's house



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to look after a little child. I understood that| (No. 19.)—The Deposition of Thomas Edmeades, of he had been then nine days in the house. I was Greenwich, Surgeon and Apothecary. nurse to the child. One of the Ladies, I think I am a Surgeon and Apothecary at GreenMiss Sander, delivered the child to me, and wich, and was appointed the Surgeon and Apotold me Her Royal Highness wished me to take thecary of the Princess of Wales in 1801. From care of him. The child never slept with the that time I have attended Her Royal Highness Princess. I sometimes used to take him to the and her Honsehold. I know Fanny Lloyd who Princess before she was up, and leave him with attended in the coffee-room at the Princess's; I her on her bed. The child had a mark on the have frequently attended her for colds. I do hand; it appeared to be a stain of wine, but is not recollect that I ever said any thing to her now worn out. I was about a year and three respecting the Princess of Wales; it never once quarters with the child. The mother used to entered my thonghts, while I attended the come often to see inim. I never saw the Princess Princess, that she was pregnant; I never said dress the child, or take off its things herself, but that she was so to Fanny Lloyd. I have bled she has seen me do it. The child is not so much the Princess twice. The second bleeding was now with the Princess as he was.

in 1802, and it was in the June quarter, as-ap(Signed) ELIZABETH GOSDEN. pears by the book I kept. I do not know what Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in

she was bled for; it was at her own desire ; it Downing-street, the 23d day of

was not by any medical advice. I was wwillJune, 1806, before us,

ing to do it, but she wished it. If I recollect, (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, she complained of a pain in her chest, but I do GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. not remember that she had any illness. I did

not use to bleed her twice a year. I certainly (No.18.)---The Deposition of Betty Townley. saw Her Royal Highness in November, 1802 ; I

I lived at Charlton 'sixteen years, and till saw her on the 16th of November, but I had not within the last two years I was a laundress, and any idea of her being then with child. I did not used to wash linen for the Princess of Wales's attend her on the 16th of November, but I saw family. After the Princess left Charlton, and her then. I was visiting a child ; (a male child), went to Blackheath, I used to go over to Black from Deptford. I have no recollection of havheath to fetch the linen to wash. I have had ing seen the Princess in Oct. 1802. The child linen from the Princess's house the same as other must have been from three to five months old, Ladies, I mean, that there were such appear when I first saw it. I have no rocollection of ances on it as might arise from natnral canses to the Princess having been ill about the end of which women are subject. I never washed the October, 1802. I have visited the child very Princess's own bed linen, but once or twice oc- often since, and I have always understood it to casionally. I recollect one bundle of linen once be the same child. The Princess used some coming, which I thonght rather more marked times to send for leeches, and had them from than usual. They told me the Princess had been me. I do not think that I attended the Princess, bled with leeches, and it dirted the lien or saw her often in the Summer and Autumn of more. The servants told me so, but I don't 1802. I had rot the sole care of the Princess's remember who the servants were that told me health during the time I have spoken of; Sir €0. I recollect once I came to town and left Francis Millman attended her occasionally. the linen with my daughter to wash ; I looked at

(Signed) THOMAS EDMEADES. the clothes slowly before I went, and counted Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in them, and my daughter and a woman she em- Downing-street, the 25th day of ployed with her, washed them, while I was in June, 1806, before us,

I thought when I looked them over, (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, that there might be something more than usual ;

GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. my opinion was, that it was from a miscarriage, the liven had the appearance of a miscarriage. (No. 20.)- The Deposition of Samuel Gillan Mills, I believed it at the time. They were fine da

of Greenwich, Surgeon. mask wapkins, and some of thein marked with I am a Surgeon at Greenwich, have been in a little red crown in the corner, and some with partnership with Mr. Edmeades since 1800; beout marks. I might mention it to Fanny Lloyd. | fore he was my partner I attended the Princess I don't recollect when this was, but it must be of Wales's family from the time of her coming to more than two years and a half ago, for I did Blackheath from Charlton; I was appointed by not wash for the Princess's family but very little the Princess her Sargeon in April, 1801, by a for the last six months. Mary Wilson used to written appointment, and from that time ('oever give me the linen, and I believe it was she wlio attended Her Royal Highness or any of the sertold me the Princess was bled with leeches, but vants in my medical capacity, except that I the appearance of the linen which I have spoken once attended Bliss Goncti, and once Miss Millof before was different from that which it was field; there was a child brought to the Princess said was stained by bleeding with leeches. I while I attended ber; I was called upon to ex remember the child coming, I used to wash the amine the child; it was a girl. It must have linen for the child; and Mrs. Gosden, who been in 1801, or thereabouts. The child afternursed the child, used to pay me for it. I kept wards had the measles, and I attended her. a book in which I entered the linen I washed. 1 When first I saw the child I think it must have am vot sure whether I have it still, but if I have, been about ten months old; it must have been it is in a chest at my daughter's, at Charlton, prior to April, 1801. I understood thrat the and I will produce it if I can find it.

child was taken through charity. I rewember (Signed) B. TOWNLEY. that there was a female servant who attended Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in

in the coffee-room. I never said to that woman, Downing-street, the 23d day of June,

or to any other person, that the Princess was 1806, before us,

with child, or looked as if she was with child; (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, and I never thonght so, or surmised apy thing of

GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. the kind. I was once sent for by Her Royal


Migliness to bleed her; I was not at home, and 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 indammation she Princess, Captain Manby inay have dived there had on the lungs. As much as I knew, it was once, he never slept there to my knowledge, 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 rem be blooded at the time that I was sent for, and member the Princess giving Captain Manby, an was not at home, por what was the cause of her ink-stand. He had the care of two boys, whium being theu blowded. I do recollect something she protected. I cannot say that Captain Mans of 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 slepk said to her that the Princess was with child, or in the Princess's louse, I was at Catherington looked as if she was so, I have known that the with the Princess. I remember Her Royal Princess bad frequently sent to Mr. Edmeades' Highness going out in an open carciage with the for leeches. Whion 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 servants, but I don't recolleet 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 Edgecumbe. 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 discontinuing his visita time with Bidgood, and another time with Gos- there, I remember Sir Sydney, Şmith being den and his wife. I don't recolleet that the frequently at Montague-house ; he was some. Princess 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 morning, 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 fisst sent for to see if the child had any disease, Donglas was brought to-bed; I know she was it was in Montague-house.

not, because I was in the room myself when (Signed) SAM. GILLAM MILLS. Lady Donglas was, delivered. Dr. Mackie, of Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in

Lewisham, was the accoucher. I do not recol. Downing-strect, 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 nsed to sit

GRÉNVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. with the Princess always in the evening, but not A true Copy, J. Becket.

in the morning. I was with the Process in the

Isle of Wight; Mr. Hood and Lord Amelins (No. 91.) The Deposition of Harriet Fitzgerald. Beauclerk were there with her : she went there

I came first to live with the Princess of Wales from Portsnuouth. in 1801, merely as a friend and companion, and (Signed) HARRIET FITZGERALD have continued to live with Her Royal Highness Sword before us at Lord Grenville's till this time. I know Lady Douglas; I re- house, in Downing-street, the 27th member her lving-ip; 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 Douglas'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 time Lady Donglas was delivered; there was eertainly no appear. anee of the Princess being pregnant at that

(No. 22.) 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 wluch I have before troubled you with chiid without my observing it. I never Lordship, and Lady Willoughby, makes it the was at a breakfast with the Princess at Lady Wik indispensable duty of the persons to whom His loughby's. The Princess took a little girl into Majesty has intrusted the inquiry, further to rethe 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 ane boy, 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 ex brought 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 thought it right to have rewith the Princess. I remember Captain Manby course on this occasion. They have been unwill, being there sometimes. He was not there very ing to give Lady Willoughby the trouble of so often ; he used to come ai different hours as the long a journey for that purpose, well knowing tido served; be 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 Ladyshaip in Prinçeşs was there, I cannot recollect that I this form. But on her return to town is may have seen Captain Manby there, or known hina to probably be judged necessary, for the sake of be there later than nine, or half after ninę; I uniformity in this most importaut proceeding, never knew of any correspondenca by letter that she should be so good as to confirm ou oath,


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