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ing boy; to which Stikeman replied, What, do was a misunderstanding between Lady Douglas you mean Billy Austin? Cole, said, Yes. Pray and the Princess; and one day he saw Lady do the old man and woman come to see the child Douglas leave the house in tears, and afterwards as usual? Stikeman said, “ Old man and wo- she has not visited the Princess. Mr. Bidgood's man! they are not old ; we have not seen them wife has lately told him, that Fanny Lloyd told much lately; they live at Deptford;" but he ap- her, tbat Mary Wilson told Lloyd, that one day, peared to avoid any conversation on the subject. when she went into the Princess's room, she Cole says, that the account of the correspon- found the Princess and Sir Sidney in the fact; dence between the Princess and Captain Manby that she (Wilson) immediately left the room, and was communicated to bim by Fanny Lloyd, but fajnted at the door. In the winter of 1802, she never mentioned any such correspondence and the spring of 1803, Captain Manby became having taken place throngh Sicard, since Cap a visitor at Montague House ; his frigate was tain Manby went abroad. Cole says, that he fitting, ont at Deptford, and Bidgood has reason has not been in the company, or presence, of the to believe, that the Princess fitted up his cabin, Prince alone, or had any conversation with him for he has seen the cotton furniture bronght to on this, or any other subject, since the Princess the Princess to chuse the pattern, which was went to live at Charlton, which is near nine sent to Blake, her upholsterer, in Londonyears ago.

WM. COLE. street, Greenwich. When Captain Manby was

about to sail, he was walking in the anti-room, 23d February, 1806.-William Cole. to let Captain Manby ont: and, as he stayed Says, that a Gentleman and Lady were sitting some time, Bidgood looked into the room, and close together on the sofa; but there was no- from a mirror on the opposite side of the room thing particular in their dress, position of legs or to where Captain Manby and the Princess stood, arms, that was extraordinary ; be thought it im he saw Captain Manby kissing the Princess's proper that a single Gentleman should be sitting lips ; and soon afterwards he went away. He quite close to a married Lady on the Sofa ; and saw the Princess, with her handkerchief to her from that situation, and former observations, he face, and go into the drawing-room, apparently thought the thing improper. The person who in tears. In 1803, was not with the Princess was alone with the Lady at late hours of the at Margate. In 1804, was with the Princess night (twelve and one o'clock), and whom he at Southend. We went there on the 2d of lett sitting up after he went to bed, was Mr. May: Sicard was constantly on the look-out for Lawrence the painter, which happened two dif- the Africaine, Captain Manby's ship: and about ferent nights at least. As to the observation a month afterwards, Sicard descried the ship, made about Sir Sidney having a key of every before she came to the Nore. The instant the door about the gardens, it was a gardener, who ship cast anchor, the Captain came on shore in was complaining of the door of the green-house his boat to the Princess. The Princess had two being left open, and the plants damaged, and houses, Nos. 8 and 9. She lived at No. 9; and who made the same to Mr. Lampert, the ser- on Sicard seeing Captain Manby come on shore, vant of Sir John Donglas, and which he men- be ray down the shrubbery to meet, and shewed tioned at Cheltenham to Sir Jolio and Mr. Low- him into the house, No. 9; Captain Manby was ten. Lampert said he should know the gardener constantly at No. 9; and used to go in the evenagain.

ing on board his ship, for some weeks; but

afterwards he did not returu on board the ship Temple, 4th April, 1806. in the evening, and Bidgood had seen him in ROBERT BİDGOOD.

the morning, by ten o'clock, in the House, No. Have lived with the Prince 23 years on the 9; and, from the circumstance of towels, water, 18th of September next, and have been with the and glasses, being placed in the passage, he had Princess since 21st of March, 1798. In 1802 reason to believe that Manby had slept there all we were at Blackheath, and did not go to any night. In 1805, Bidgood was not with the other place : in 1801 Sír Sidney Smith left bis Princess in Hampshire. After the Princess tard at Montague House, and he was afterwards returned from Hampshire, Captain Hood used to invited to dinner; and, in the spring of 1802, visit the Princess at Blackheath alone, without Lady Donglas came to reside at the Tower, his wife. Captain Hood used to come about where she stayed about three weeks. During twelve o'clock, and was shewn into the blue this time Sir Sidney was frequently at the House, room, where luncheon was ordered; and the both morning and eveuing, and remained till Princess and the Captain were alone together, three or four o'clock in the morning. He has without a lady or other attendant. He used to seen Sir Sidney in the blae parlour early (by ten stay dinner, and sometimes in boots; about an o'clock) in the morning : and, on inquiring from hour afterwards coffee was ordered; after which the footmen how he came there without his the Princess retired, and Captain Hood had knowledge, they said, they had not let him in, also left the room, and had not been let out of and knew 110thing of his being there. He does the house by any of the servants. Bidgood has not know of Sir Sidney being alone till three or not seen Captain Hood since about Christmas four o'clock in the morning, as there were other last.Bidgood has strong suspicions that Mrs. ladies in the house. During the year 1802 the Sander used to deliver letters to Sicard, which Princess used to ride out in her phaeton, attended be conceived to be from the Princess to Captain by Mrs. Fitzgerald, and took out cold meat, and Manby, as Sicard used to put the letters into his went towards Dartford, where she spent the day, pocket, and oot into the common bag for letters. and returned about six or seven in the evening,-- -Mrs. Sander must be fully informed of all Williams, the coachman, always attended the the circumstances above alluded to. Mary Wil. Princess.—Lady Douglas, during the year son and Miss Mielfield must also know all the 1802, was constantly at Montague House, and circumstances.- -Bidgood has seen the mother was admitted at all times., The Princess was used as she is called) of the little boy frequently at frequently to go to Lady Douglas's House, where Montague House; the child was about three Sir Sidney resided ; at the end of that year there weeks old when he first saw it. The mother was at Montague House on Monday last. The properly informed of various circumstances, husband worked at Deptford Yard; but was which must, for a feeling and delicate-minded discharged, and Stikenan has since employed woman, be very unpleasant to have spread, liim at his house in town. The mother appears withont having the means to exculpate berself. to be better dressed than usual.

But I can, in the face of the Almighty, assure (Signed) R. BIDGOOD. your Majesty that your Daughter-in-law is inno

cent, and her conduct unquestionable; free from SARAH BIDGOOD.

all the indecorums and improprieties which are Abont six months ago, in a conversation with imputed to her at present by the Lords Commis. Fanny Lloyd, respecting the general conduct of missioners, upon the evidence of persons who the Princess, she said, that whilst Sir Sidney speak as falsely as Sir John and Lady Donglas visited the Princess, that Mary Wilson had gone themselves. Your Majesty can be sure that I into the bed-room to make up the fire, and found shall be anxious to give the most solemn denial the Princess and Sir Sidney in such an indecent in my power to all the scandalous stories of Bid. situation, that she immediately left the room, good and Cole; to make my conduct be cleared and was so shocked that she fainted away at the in the most satisfactory way for the tranquillity door.

of your Majesty, for the honour of your illas. (This witness was not examined before the Com- trious family, and the gratification of your afmissioners ; at least, no Copy of such Examination, ficted daughter-in-law. In the mean time I can if there was any, was transmitted with the other safely trust your Majesty's gracions jastice to Papers. The first paragraph in her examination is, recollect, that the whole of the evidence on however, stated abore, as it is observed upon in the which the Commissioners have given credit to Princess's answer; but the remainiler, not being ad- the infamous stories charged against me, was certed to, either by the Commissioners' Report, or taken behind my back, without my having any by the Answer, and being all hearsay, is omitted. opportunity to contradict or explain any thing,

or even to point out those persons who might Temple, 12th May, 1806. have beeu called, to prove the little credit Frances Lloyd,-From Kipley in Surrey. which was due to some of the witnesses, frona To the best of my kvowledge, Mary Wilson their connexion with Sir John and Jady Doug. said, that she had seen the Princess and Sir las; and the absolute falsehood of parts of the Sidney in the blue room; but she is so close a wo- evidence, which could have been completely man, that she never opens her mouth on any contradicted. Ol! gracious King, I now look occasion ; never heard Mary Wilson say she was for that happy moment, when I'may be allowed 80 alarmed as to be in a fit.-Heard the gar- to appear again before your Majesty's eyes, and dener at Ramsgate say one day, at dinner, that receive once more the assurance from your Ma. be had seen Mr. Sicard and Captain Manby go jesty's own mouth that I have your gracious pro. across the lawu towards a subterraneous passage tection; and that you will not discard me from leading to the sea. When Her Royal High- your friendship, of which your Majesty has been ness was going to the lauuch, Sir Andrew Ham. so condescending to give me so many warks of mond and his son came the day before, and kindness ; and which must be my only support, đined with her, and in the next morning, abore and my only consolation, in this country. I refour o'clock, after the doors of the house were main with sentiments of the highest esteem, open, she saw Captain Manby sitting in the veneration and unfeigned attachment, Sire, your drawing-room of the adjoining house to Her Majesty's most dutiful, submissive, and bumbie Royal Highness, which room belonged to her. Daughter-in-law and Subjeet, -One morning, about six o'clock, she was

(Signed) CAROLINE called to get breakfast for Her Royal Highness, To the King. when she saw Captain Manby and ber walking in the garden, at Ramsgate.--Heard from

Montague House, Aug. 17th, 1806. Mrs. Lisle's maid, that the Priucess, when at The Princess of Wales desires the Lord ChanLady Sheffield's, went out of her bed-room, and cellor to present ber humble duty to the King, could not find her way back; but nothing more and to lay before His Majesty the accompanying --About four years ago, as I think, Mr. Mills letter and papers. The Princess makes this attended me for a cold, and, in conversation, communication by his Lordship's hands, because he asked me if the Prince visited at our house? it relates to the papers with which she has been I said, not to my knowledge. He said the furnished through his Lordship by His Majesty's Princess certainly was with child.

commands. FRANCES LLOYD. To the Lord Chancellor. A true Copy, (Sigoed) J. Becket.

Aug. 17th, 1806. Whitehall, 29th August, 1806.

Sire, Upon receiving the copy of the Report,

made to your Majesty, by the Commissioners, Blackheath, Aug. 12, 1806. appointed to inquire into certain charges against Sire, With the deepest feelings of grati- my conduct, I lost no time, in returning to your tude to your Majesty, I take the first opportu- Majesty, my heartfelt thanks for your Majesty's nity to acknowledge having received, as yester- goodness in commanding that copy to be comday only, the Report from the Lords Commis-municated to me, I wanted no adviser, but sioners, which was dated from the 14th of July. my own heart, to express my gratitude for the It was brought by Lord Erskine's footman, di- kindness, and protection which I bave uniformly rected to the Princess of Wales; besides a note received from your Majesty. I needed no cauenclosed, the contents of which were, that Lord tion or reserve, in expressing my contident reErskine sent the Evidences and Report by com- lianc that that kindness and protection would mands of His Majesty. I had reason to fatter not be withdrawp from me, on this trying oc. myself that the Lords' Commissioners would not casion; and that your Majesty's justice would have given in the Report before they had been not suffer your mind to be affected, to my dis

advantage, by any part of a Report, founded | authors of the original declarations, who may be upon partial evidence, taken in my absence, collected from the Report to be Sir John and upon charget, not yet communicated to me, Lady Douglas, are my only accusers ; and the until your Majesty had heard, what might be declarations which are said to have followed, are alleged in my behalf, in answer to it. But your the declarations of persons adduced as witnesses Majescy will not be surprised por displeased, by Sir John and Lady Douglas, to confirm their that I, 'a woman, a stranger to the laws, and accusation; or whether such declarations are the usages of your Majesty's kingdom, under charges, charges of persons, who have made themselves aimed, originally, at my life and honour, should also, the anthors of distinct accusations against hesitate to determine, in what manner I onght me. The requests, which, I humbly hope, to act, even ander the present circumstances, your Majesty will think reasonable, and just to with respect to such accusations, without the grant, and which are suggested by these further assistanre of advice in which I could confide. observations are - -First, That your Majesty And I bave had submitted to me the following wonld be graciously pleased to direct, that I observations, respecting the copies of the papers should be furnished with copies of these decla. with which I have been furnished. And i hum rations : and, if they are rightly described, in bly solicit from your Majesty's gracious conde- the Report, as the necessary foundation of all scension and justice a compliance with the re. the proceedings of the Comnissioners, your Maquests, which arise out of them. In the first jesty could not, I am persuaded, bat bave graplace, it has been observed to me, that these ciously intended, in directing that I sbould be copies of the Report, and of the accompanying furnished with a copy of the Report, that I papers, have come unauthenticated by the sig should also see this essential part of the pronature of any person, high, or low, whose ve ceeding, the foundation on which it rests.-racity, or even accuracy, is pledged for their Secondly, That I may be informed whether I correctness, or to whom resort might be bad, if bave one or more, and how many accusers; and it should be necessary, hereafter, to establishi, who they are ; as the weight and credit of the that these papers are correct copies of the ori- accusation cannot bat be much affected by the ginals. I am far from insinuating that the want quarter from whence it originates.- -Thirdly, of such attestations was intentional. No doubt That I may be informed of the time when the it was omitted through inadvertence; but its declarations were made. For the weight and importance is particularly confirmed by the credit of the accusation must, also, be mucha state, in which the copy of Mrs. Lisle's examina- affected by the length of time, which my action has been transmitted to me. For in the cusers may bave been contented to have been thivd page of that examination there have been the silent depositories of those heavy matters of two erasures; on one of which, some words guilt, and charge; and, Lastly, That you have been, subsequently introduced, apparently Majesty's goodness will secure to me a speedy in a different baud-writing from the body of the return of these papers, accompanied, I trust, examination ; and the passage, as it stands, is with the further information which I have sa probably incorrect, because the phrase is unin. licited; but at all events a speedy return of telligible. And this occurs in an important part them. And your Majesty will see, that it is not of her examination. The hamble, but earnest without reason, that I make this last request, Tequest, which I trave to make to your Majesty, when your Majesty is informed, that, thongle which is suggested by this observation, is, that the Report appears to have been made upon the your Majesty would be graciously pleased to 14th of July, yet it was not seut to me, till the direct, that ttre Report, and the papers which 11th of the present month. A similar delay, I acconpany it, and which, for that purpose, I should, of all things, deplore, For it is witha venture to transmit to your Majesty with this reluctance, that I yield to those suggestions, letter, may be examined, and then returned to which have induced me to day, these my lucumbile me, authenticated as correct, mder the signa- requests, before your Majesty, since they must, ture of some person, who, having attrated their at all events, in some degree, delay the arrival accoracy, may be able to prove it. In the of that moment, lo which, I look forward with second place, it has been observed to me, that so earnest, and eager an impatience; when I the Report proceeds, by reference to certain confidently feel, I shall completely satisfy your written declarations, which the Commissioners Majesty, that the whole of these charges are describe as the vecessary foundation of all their alike anfounded; and are all parts of the same proceedings, and which contain, as I presume, conspiracy against me. Your Majesty, so sam the charge or information against my conduct. tisfied, will

, I can have no doubt, be as anxious Yet tapies of these written declarations have as myself, to secure to me that redress, which not been given to me. They are described, in the laws of your kingdom (administering, under deed, in the Report, as consisting in certain your Majesty's just dispensation, equal protecstatenrents, respecting my conduct, impating tion and justice, to every description of your not only, gross impropriety of behaviour, but Majesty's subjects), are prepared to afford to expressly asserting facts of the most confirmed, those, who are so deeply injured as I have been. and abandoned criminality, for which, if true, That I have in this case, the strongest claim to my life might be forfeited. These are stated to your Majesty's justice, I am coofident I shall have been followed by declarations from other prove : but I cannot, as I am advised, so satispersons, who, though not speaking to the same factorily establish that claim, till your Majesty's facts, tad related other particulars, in them- goodness shall have directed me, to be furnished selves extremely suspicious, and still more so, with an avtbentic statement of the actual charges as connected with the assertions already men- against me, and that additional information, tioned. On this, it is observed to me, that it is which it is the object of this letter most humbly, most important that I should know the extent, yet earnestly, to implore.I am, Sire, your wid the particulars of the charges or informations Majesty's most dutiful, submissive, and humble against me, and by what accusers they have Daughter-in-law. been made ; whether I am answering the charges Montague-house, of one set of accusers, or more. Whether the To the King.

(Signed) C.P.

Aug. 20th, 1806. commands, in case it should be Her Royal HighThe Lord Chancellor has the honour to return, ness's pleasure to return the papers by him. to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. the box, as he received it this morning from His Majesty. It contains the papers he formerly

Lincoln's Inn Fields, Aug. 19th, 1806. sent to Her Royal Ilighness, and which he sends The Lord Chancellor has the honour to transas they are, thinking that it may be, in the mean mit to Her Royal Highness the Princess of time, most agreeable to her Royal Highness.- Wales the paperse desired by Her Royal HighThe reasou of their not having been authenti- ness, just as he received them a few minutes ago cated by the Lord Chancellor, was, that he re- from Earl Spenser, with the note accompanying ceived them as copies from Earl Spencer, who them. was in possession of the originals; and he could N. B. These papers, being the original de not, therefore, with propriety, do so, not hav- clarations, on wbich the inquiry proceeded, will ing himself compared them; but her Royal be found in Appendix (A.) Highness may depend upon having other copies sent to her, which have been dnly examined and

Aug. 31, 1806. certified to be so.- - The box will be delivered Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales to one of Her Royal Highness's Pages in waiting, acquaints the Lord Chancellor, that the gentle by the principal officer attendant upon the Lord man with whom Her Royal Highness advises, Chancellor, and he trusts lie shall find full credit and who had possession of the copies of the offi. with Her Royal Highness; that in sending a ser- cial papers communicated to Her Royal Highness vant formerly with the papers the moment he by the Lord Chancellor, returned from the counreceived them (10 messenger being in waiting, try late yesterday evening. Upon the subject of and the officers who attend him being detained transmitting these papers to the Lord Chancellor, by their duties in court), he could not be sup for the purpose of their being examined and auposed to have intended any possible disrespect, thenticated, and then returned to Her Royal which he is incapable of shewing to any lady, Highness, he states, that in consequence of the but most especially to any member of His Ma Lord Chancellor's assarance, contained in his jesty's Royal family.

note of the 20th instant, that Her Royal HighTo Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. ness might depend upon having other copies sent

to her, which had been duly examined and cer.

tified to be so; he has relied upon being able to Lincoln's Inn Fields, Aug. 24th, 1806.

refer to those already sent, and therefore it His Majesty has been pleased to transmit to would be inconvenient to part with them at preme the letter which he has received from your

sent: and Her Royal Highness therefore hopes, Royal Highness, dated the 17th instant; and to that the Lord Chancellor will procure for her the direct that I should communicate the same to other authenticated copies, which his Lordship the Lords Commissioners who had been com- promised in his note of the 20th iust.-Wili manded by His Majesty to report to His Ma. respect to the copies already sent, being, as the jesty on the matters therein referred to ; and I Lord Chancellor expresses it, in his letter of the have now received His Majesty's further com. | 24th instant, “judged to be duly authenticated mands, in consequence of that letter, to acquaint" according to the usual course and forms of of your Royal Highness, that when I transmitted to

fice, and sufficiently so for the purpose for your Royal Highness, by the King's commands, “which His Majesty had been graciously pleased and under my signatnre, the copies of official

to direct them to be compiunicated to His papers, which had been laid before His Majesty,

“ Royal Highness, because they were transmitthose papers were judged thereby duly authenti

“ ted to ber, by the King's commands, and under ented, according to the usual course and forms " bis Lordship's siguature.”-Her Royal Highof office; and sufficiently so, for the purposes ness could never have wished for a more authenfor which His Majesty has been graciously pleas-tic attestation, if she had conceived that they ed to direct them to be communicated to your were authenticated under such signature. But Royal Highness. That, 'nevertheless, there she could not think that the mere signature of does not appear to be any reason for His Ma. his Lordsluip, on the ontside of the envelope jesty's declining a compliance with the reqnest which contained them, could afford avy'autbenuwhich your Royal Highness has been advised to city to the thirty papers which that envelope make, that those copies should, after being ex-contained; or could, in any manner, identify any amined with the originals, be attested by some

of those papers as laving been contained in that person to be named for that purpose : and that, envelope. And she had felt berself confirmed in if your Royal Highness will do me the honour to

that opinion, by bis Lordship's saying in his note transmit them to me, they shall be examined and į of the 20ui instant, “ that the reason of their not attested accordingly, after correcting any errors

having been authenticated by the Lord Chan'that may have occurred in the copying. His “ cellor was, that he received them as copies Majesty has further authorized me to acquaint “ from Earl Spencer, who was in possession of your Řoyal Highness, that he is graciously the originals, and he could not, therefore, with pleased, on your Royal Highness's request, to “ propriety do so, not having himself compared consent that copies of the written declarations

them.” Her Royal Highness takes this opreferred to in the Report of the Lords Commis- portunity of acknowledging the receipt of the sioners, should be transmitted to your Royal declarations referred to in the Commissioners' Highness, and that the same will be trans- Report. mitted accordingly, so soon as they can be To the Lord Chancellor. cranscribed. (Signed) ERSKINE, C.

Lincoln's Inn Fields, Sept. 2d, 1806. The Lord Chancellor has the honour to add to The Lord Chancellor has taken the earliest the above official communication, that his Purse- opportunity in his power of complying with the bearer respectfully waits her Royal Highness's wishes of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. He made the promise of other copies, your Majesty's presence for seven months, pend. without any communication with the other Coming an inquiry which your Majesty had directed missioners, wholly from a desire to shew every to be made into my conduct, affecting both my kind of respect and accommodation to Her Royal life and my honour-after that ivquiry had at Highness, in any thing consistent with his duty, length terminated in the advice of your Majesty's and not at all from any idea that the papers, as Confidential and Sworu Servants, that there was originally sent, (though there might be errors in no longer any reason for your Majesty's declining the copying), were not sufficiently authenticat. to receive me-after your Majesty's gracious ed; an opinion, which, be is obliged to say, he is communication, which led me to rest assured not removed from; nevertheless, the Lord Chan that your Majesty would appoint an early day to cellor has a pleasure in conforming to Her Royal receive meif, after all this, by a renewed apHighness's wishes, and has the honour to enclose plication on the part of the Prince of Wales the attested copies of the Depositions, as he has (upon whose communications the first inquiry received them from Earl Spencer.

had been directed), I now find, that that puTo Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. nishment to which I had been condemned during

the same seven months' inquiry previous to [The two following letters, not in the Book, copied the determination in my favour, should, contrary

from Morning Herald, March 17, 1813.) to the opinion of your Majesty's Servants, be " Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales to the continued after that determination, to await the King.

result of some new proceeding, to be suggested SIRE-In discharge of the duty I owe to my by the Lawyer of the Prince of Wales, it is imself, and the great duty I owe to your Majesty possible that I can fail to assert to your Majesty, and your Illustrious Family, I bave herewith with the effort due to truth, that I am, in the transmitted a statement, which I confidently consciousness of my own innocence, and with a trust will appear to prove me not unworthy of strong sense of my unmerited sufferings, Sire, the protection and favour with which your Ma- your Majesty's most dutiful and affectionate, but jesty has pleased to honour me.---- -To be re- much injured, subject and daughter-in-law, stored to that favour and protection, in conse

(Signed) CAROLINE quence of a conviction in your Majesty's mind of Montaguc-house, Blackheath, my innocence, produced by the Papers I now Feb, 12, 1807. humbly lay before your Majesty, is the first wish of my heart. -Grieved, Sire, deeply grieved Copy of a Letter from Her Royal Highness the as I cannot but be, that your Majesty should be

Princess of Wales to the King. exposed to so much trouble on so painful an oc- Sire,- When I last troubled your Majesty casion, and, on my account, it is yet my humble upon my unfortunate business, I had raised my trust that your Majesty will graciously forgive mind to hope that I should have the happiness me, if extreme anxiety about my honour, and of hearing from your Majesty, and receiving your your Majesty's favourable opinion, leads me gracious commands to pay my duty in your humbly to solicit, as an act of justice, that scru- Royal presence before the expiration of the last pulous attention on your Majesty's part to these week; and, when that hope was disappointed, Papers, which cannot fail, I think, to produce, eagerly clinging to any idea which offered me a in your Majesty's mind, a full conviction of my prospect of being saved from the necessity of innocence, and a duc sense of the injuries I have having recourse for the vindication of my chasuffered. One other prayer I with all possible racter) to the publication of the proceedings humility and anxiety address to your Majesty, upon the inquiry into my condnct, I thought it that, as I can hope for no happiness, nor expect just possible, that the reason for my not havto enjoy the benefit of that fair reputation to ing received your Majesty's commands to that which I know I am entitled, till I am re-admit- effect might have been occasioned by the cirted into your Majesty's presence, and as I am in cumstance of your Majesty's staying at Windsor truth without guilt, suffering what to me is heavy through the whole of the week. 1, therefore, punishment, whilst I am denied access to your determined to wait a few days longer before I Majesty, your Majesty will be graciously pleased took a step which, when once taken, could not to form an early deterinination whether my con- be recalled. Having, however, now assured duct and my sufferings do not authorize me to myself that your Majesty was in town yesterday, hope that the blessing of being restored to your -as I have received no command to wait Majesty's presence may be conferred upon, sire, upon your Majesty, and no intimation of your your Majesty's dutifully attached, affectionate, pleasure, -I am reduced to the necessity of and afflicted daughter-in-law and subject. abandoning all hope that your Majesty will com

(Signed) CAROLINE. ply with niy humble, my earnest, and anxious Blackheath, Oct. 2, 1806.

request. Your Majesty, therefore, will not

be surprised to find that the publication of the Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales to the proceedings alluded to will not be withheld beKing.

yond Monday next.--As to any consequences SIRE-I received yesterday, and with inex- which may arise from such publication, unpleapressible pain, your Majesty's last verbal com- sant or burtful to my owo feelings and interests, manication. The daty of stating, in a represen. I may perhaps be properly responsible,--and in tation to your Majesty, the various grounds upon any event have no one to complain of but myself, which I feel the hardships of my case, and upon and those with whose advice I have acted ; and which, I contidently think, that upon a review whatever those consequences may be, I am fully of it, your Majesty will be disposed to recal and unalterably convinced that they must be your last determination, is one I owe to myself; incalculably less than those which I should be and I cannot forbear, at the moment when I ac exposed to from my silence. But as to any knowledge the receipt of your Majesty's letter, other consequences, unpleasant or hurtful to the to announce to your Majesty, that I propose to feelings and interests of others, or of the Public, execute that duty without delay. After have my conscieuce will certainly acquit me of them. ing suffered the punishment of banishment from I am confident that I have not acted impa

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