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the truth of the written answers requested from between Her Royal any individual, teoding her Ladyship.
Highness and any other to establish the fact of (No Signature in the original.) person whatever? and a criminal intercourse,
if so, what are they? or improper familiarity. (No. 23.) Sidmouth, July 3, 1806.
WILLOUGHBY. My Lord, I immediately communicated to Lady Willoughby the Queries transmitted to me (No. 25.) Robert Bidgood's further Deposition. iu the envelope of a letter dated July the first, The Princess used to go out in her phaeton, which I had the honour to receive this day from with coachman and helper, towards Long Reach, your Lordship. I return the Qaeries with Lady eight or ten times, carrying luncheon and wine Willoughby's Answers in her own hand-writing. with her, when Captain Manby's ship was at
-We are both truly sensible of your Lord Long Reach ; always Mrs. Fitzgerald was with ship's kiud attention is not requiring Lady Wil. ber; she would go out about one, and return loughby's personal attendauce. She will most about tive or six, sometimes sooner or later. readily obey the order of the Council, should The day the Africaine sailed from South End, per presence become necessary.- I have the the Princess ordered us to pack up for Blackhopomr, &c.
GWYDIR. heath next morning. Captain Mapby was there To Earl Spencer, $c. &c. &c.
three times a week, at least, whilst his ship lay A true Copy, J. Becket.
for six weeks off South End, at the Nore; be
cage as tide served; used to come in a morn(No. 24.)
ing, and dine, and drink tea. I have seen him Queries.
Answers. Dext morvivg, by teu o'clock. I suspected he 1. Does Lady Wil- 1. In the course of slept at No. 3, the Princess's. She always loughby remember see the last ten years the put out the candles herself in the drawing-room, ing the Princess of Priacess of Wales bas at No. 9, and bid me not wait to put them up. Wales at breakfast or frequently done ine the She gave me the orders as soon as she went to dinner at her bouse, honour to breakfast and Sonth End. I used to see water-jugs, basins, either at Whitehall or dine at Whitehall, and and towels set ont opposite the Princess's door Beckenham, on or a. Langley, in Kent. Her in the passage. Never saw them so left in the bout the months of May Royal Highness may passage at any other time. I suspected he was or Joue, 1802? have been at my house there at those times, and there was a general
in the inouths of May suspicion throughout the bonse. Mrs, and Miss or June, 1802, but of Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hammond (now the periods at wliich I Lady Hood). My suspicions arose from seeing had the honour of re- them iu the glasses kiss each other, as I mention. ceiving ber, I have no ed before, like people fond of each other, a very
precise recollection. close kiss. Her behaviour like that of a woman 2. Has her Ladyship 2. I do not remem- attached to a mau ; used to be by themselves at any recollection of the berber Royal Highoess luncheon at South End, when Ladies not sent circumstance of Her having at any tinue re- for, a number of times. There was a pony Royal Highness having tired from the coinpany which Captain Manby used to ride. It stood in retired from the con- either at Whiteball, or the stable ready for bim, and which Sicard used pany at such breakfast at Langley, under the to ride. The servants used to talk and laugh or dinner, on account, pretence of having about Captain Manby. It was a matter of disor under the pretence, spilt any thing over her course amongst them. I lived there wlien Sir of having spilt any thing handkerchief.
Sidney Smith came; her manner with him ap. over her handkercbief?
peared very familiar; she appeared very attenAnd if so, did Lady
tive to him, but I did not suspect any thing Willoughby attend her
further. All the upper servants had keys of the Royal Highness on that
doors to the Park, to let Her Royal Highness in occasion ? and what
and out. I used to see Sicard receive letters then passed between
from Mrs. Sander to put in the post instead of them relative to that
this was after Captain Manby was gone circumstance?
I suspected them to be for Captain 3. Had Lady Wil. 13. To the best of my Manby, and others in the house supposed the loughby frequent op- remembrance I bad few same. portunities in the course opportunities of seeing
(Signed) R. BJDGOOD. of that year to see Her the Princess of Wales Sworn before us, ia Downing-street, Royal Highness the in the year 1802, and I this 3d day of July, 1806. Princess of Wales, and do not recollect baving (Signed). EŘSKINE, SPENCER, at what periods ? And observed any particular
GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. did she at any time dar- circumstances relative ing the year, observe to her Royal Highness's (No. 26.) - Sir Francis Millman's Deposition. ' my appearance, which appearauce.
I attended the Princess of Wales iu the spring, led her to suspect that
and latter end of the year 1802, i. e. in March the Princess of Wales
and towards the Autumn, Mr. Mills, of Greenwas pregnant?
wich, attended then as her Royal Highness's Apo4. Is Lady Willough- 4. During the ten thecary, and Mr. Mills, and his partner, Mr. &dby acquainted with any years I have had the meades have attended since. I do not know that other circumstances honour of knowing the any other medical person attended her at that leading to the same. Princess of Wales, I time, either as apothecary or physician. lo conclusion, or tending do not bear in mind a March, 1802, I attended her for a sore throat to establish the fact of single instance of Her aud fever. In 1803, in April, I attended her a criminal intercouise Royal Highness's con Royal Highness again with Sir Walter Farquhar. or improper tausiliarity duet in society towards I don't know whether olie was blooded in 1802
of the year.
She was, with difficnlty, persuaded to be blood | with the Princess, and sat in the same room, he ed in 1803, for a pain in her chest, sayivg, she generally retired about 11 o'clock; he sat with us had not been blooded before, that they could till then. This occurred three or four times « not find a vein in her arm. I saw no mark on week, or more. Her Royal Higliness, the Lady is her arm of her baving been blooded before, I Waiting, and her Page, have each a key of the observed Her Royal Highness's person at the door from the Green-house to the Park. Cap. end of that year 1802. I never observed then, or tain Manby and the Princess used, when we at any other time, any thing which induced me were together, to be speaking together separateto think Her Royal Highness was in a pregnant ly, conversing separately, but not in a room situation. I think it is impossible she should in alone together, to my knowledge. He was a that year lave been delivered of a child without person with whom she appeared to have greater my observing it. She, daring that year, aud at pleasure in talking than to her Ladies. She beall times, was in the habit of receiving the visits haved to bim only as any woman would who of the Duke of Gloucester. I vever attended likes flirting. I should not have thought any Her Royal Highness but in extraordinary illness. inarried woman would have behaved properly, Her Royal Highmess has for the last year and a who should bave bebaved as Her Royal Higliness half had her prescriptions made up at Walker did to Captaiu Manby. I can't say whetber she and Young's, Št. Janies's-street. If she had been was attached to Capt. Manby, only that it was a pregnant woman in June, 1802, I could not a flirting conduct. Never saw any gallantries, have helped observing it.
as kissing her hand, or the like. I was with Her (Signed) FRANCIS MILLMAN. Royal Highness at Lady Sheffield's, last Christ. Sworn before us, in Dov.ning-street,
mas, in Sussex. I inquired what company was July 30, 1806, by the said Sir
there when I came. She said, only Mr. John Francis Millman.
Chester, who was there by Her Royal Highness's (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,
orders; that she conld get no other company to GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. meet her, on account of the roads and season A true copy, J. Becket.
He dined and slept there that
night. The next day other company came, Mr. (No. 27.)- The Deposition of Mrs. Lisle. Chester remained; I heard her Royal Highness
I, Hester Lisle, am in the Princess of Wales's say she had been ill in the night, and came and family, leave been so ever since Her Royal High- lighted her candle in her servant's room; I reness's marriage. I was not at South End with turned from Sheffield-place to Blackheath with the Princess; was at Blackheath with ber in the Princess. Captain Moore dined there. I 1802, but am not perfectly sure as to dates. I left him and the Princess twice alone for a am generally a month at a time, three months in short time; he might be alone half an hour the year, with Her Royal Highness, in April, with her. In the room below in which we had August, and December; was so in August, 1802. been sitting, I went to look for a book to coni1 did not observe any alteration in Her Royal plete a set her Royal Highness was lending CapHighness's shape which gave me any idea that tain Moore. She made him a present of an inkshe was pregnant. I had no reason to know or stand, to the best of my recollection. He was believe that she was pregnant. During my at there one morning in January last, on the Printendance bardly a day passes without my seeing cess Charlotte's Birth-day. He went away beher. She could not be far advanced in pregnan- fore the rest of the company; I might be absent cy without my knowing it. I was at East Cliffe twenty minutes the second time. I was away with Her Royal Highness, in August, 1803; I the night Captain Moore was there. At Lady saw Captain Manby only once at East Cliffe, in Sheffield's Her Royal Higliness paid more attenAugust, 1803, to the best of my recollection- tion to Mr. Chester than to the rest of the conibe might bave been oftener; and once again at pany. I knew of Her Royal Highness walking Deal Castle; Captain Manby landed there with out twice alone with Mr. Chester in the mornsome boys the Princess takes on charity. I saw ing; once a short time it rained—the other Captain Manby at East Cliffe one morning, not not an hour-not long. Mr. Chester is a pretty particularly early. I do not know of any presents young mau. Her attentions to him were not muwhich the Priucess made Captain Manby. I common, not the same as to Captain Manby. I Lave seen Captain Manby at Blackheath one am pot certain whether the Princess answered Christmas ; he used to come to dine the Christo any letters of Lady Douglas. I was at Cathemas before we were at Ramsgate. It was the ringtou with the Princess. Remember Mr. now Christmas after Mrs. Austin's child came. He Lord Hood, there, and the Princess going ont always went away in my presence. I had no airing with him alone in Mr. Hood's little whiskey, reason to think he staid after we (the Ladies) and his serrant was with them. Mr. Hood drove; retired. He lodged on the Heath at that time. and staid out two or three hours, more than I believe his ship was fitting up at Deptford. once, Three or four times. Mr. Hood dived with He was there frequently. I think not every day. us several times, once or twice he slept in a house He generally came to dinner three or four times in the garden. She appeared to pay no atiention a week or more. I suppose he might be alove with to bim but that of conmon civility to an intiher. But the Princess is in the habit of seeing mate acquaintance. I remember the Princess Gentlemen and tradesmen without my being pre- sitting to Mr. Lawrence for her picture, at 'sent; I have seen him at luncheon and dinner Blackheath and in London; I Nave left her at both; the boys came with him, not to dinner, and his house in town with him. I think Mrs. Fitznot generally, not above to or three times,-two gerald was with her, and she sat aloue with him, boys ;-I think. Sir Sidney Smith came also fre. I think, at Blackheath. I was never in her Royquently the Cbristmas before that, to the best of al Highness's confidence, bnt she has always been my recollection. At dinner, when Capt. Manby kind and good-natured to me. She never juendiwed, lie, always sat next Her Royal Highness tioned Captain Manby particularly to me.
I rethe Princess of Wales; the constant company were member her being blooded the day Lady Shef Mr. and Mio Fitzgerald and myself; we all retired field's child was christened, not several times tha
I recollect, nor any other time, mor believe she | APPENDIX (B. No. 2.) -Narrative of Hos was in the habit of being blooded twice a year. Royal Highness thé Drike of Kent. The Princess at one time appeared to like Lady To introduce the following relation, it is neDougias; Sir Jolm came frequently; Sir Sidney cessary for me to premise, that on entering the Smith visited about the same tine with the Prince of Wales's' bed-room, where our inter. Douglas's ; I have seen Sir Sidney there very late view took place, my Brother, after dismissing in the evening, but not alone with the Princess ; his attendants, said to me, that some circumI have no reason to suspect he trad a key of the stamces had coine to his knowledge with respect Park gate; I never heard of any body bemg tu a transaction with the Princess of Wales, in found warrdering about at Blackheath. I have wlrich tre fond that I had been a party conIreard of somebody being found wandering about cerned; that if he had not placed the inost entire late at night at Mount Edgecumte, when the reliance on my attachment to him, and he was Princess was there. I heard that two women pleased to add, on the well-known uprightness and a nian were seen crossing the hall. The of my character and principles, he should cetPrincess saw a great deal of company at Mount tainly have felt himself in no small degree of Edgecumbe. Sir Richard Strachan was reported fended at having fearnt the facts allnded 10 from to have spoken freely of the Princess. I did not others, and not in the first instance from me, hear that he had offered a radeness to her per- which tre conceived himself every way entitled son. She told me she had heard lie had spoken to expect, but more especially fronu that footing disrespectfully of brer, and therefore, I betieve, of contidence on which he had ever treated me wrote to him by Sir Samuel Hood.
throngh life; bnt, that being fully satisfied my ex(Signed)
HESTER LISLE. planation of the matter would prove that he was Sworn before us, in Downii g-street,
not wrong in the opinion he fiad formed of the this third Day of July, 1806.
bonourable motives that had actuated me in ob(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,
serving a silence wi h regard to him npon the sub GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. ject. He then was anxiously waiting for me to A true copy, J. Becket.
proceed with a narrative, bis wish to hear which
he was sure he had only to express to ensure my (No. 28.) Lower Brook-street, July 4, 1806. immediate acquiescence with it. The Prince
My Lord,-- Before your arrival in Downing. then gave me his hand, assuring me he did not street, last night, I bespoke the indulgetice of feel the smallest degree of displeasure towards me, the Lords of His Majesty's council forinaccnracy and proceeded to introduce the subject upon as to dates, respecting any attendance at Black. which he required information. When, feeling it heath before 1803. Having only notice in the a duty I owed to him, to withhold from his know. forenoon of an examination, I could not prepare ledte no part of the circumstances connected myself for it, to any period previous to that with it, that I could bring back to my recollec. year, and I now hasten as far as the examination, I related the facts to tim, as nearly as I tion of my papers will permit, to correct an er- can remember, in the following words :ror, into winch I fell, 'iu stating to their Lord. * About a twelvemonth sivce, or thereabout, ships that I attended Her Royal Higlmess the “ (for I cannot speak positively to the exact Priucess of Wales in the spring of 1802, and date,) I received a note from the Princess of that I then met His Royal Higlmess the late " Wales, by which she requested me to come Duke of Gloucester at Blackheath. It was in “over to Blackheath, in order to assist her in the Spring of 1801, and not of 1802, that, after « arranging a disagreeable matter, between her, attending Her Royal Highness the Princess of “ Sir Sydney Smith, and Sir John and Lady Wales for ten or twelve days, I had the honour “ Dongias, the particulars of which stre would of seeing the Duke of Gloucester at ber house. “ relate to me, wi en I should call. 1, in conI have the honour, &c.
« sequence, waited upon her, agreeably to lrer (Signed)
FR. MILLMÄN. * desire, a day or two after, when she com. A true copy, J. Becket.
“ menced the conversation by telling me, that
“ she supposed I knew she had at one time lived Earl Cholmondeley, sworn July 16th, 1806. " with Lady Douglas on a fooring of intimacy, I have seen the Princess of Wales write fre. but that she had had reason afterwards to quently, and I think I am perfectly acquainted" repent having made her acquaintance, and was with her manner of writing.A letter pro: “ therefore rejoiced when she left Blackheath duced to his Lordship, marked (A).---This let. “ for Plymouth, as she conceived that circumter is not of the Privcess's band-writing.-A “stance would break off all further communica. paper produced to his Lordship, marked (B),"tion between her and that Lady. That, buw. with a kind of drawing with the names of Sir ever, contrary to her expectation, upon the Sydney Snrith and Lady Douglas. This paper return of Sir John and her from Plymouth to appears to me to be written in a disgnised band. “ London, Lady Douglas had called and left her Some of the letters remarkably resemble the name twice or three times, notwithstanding stre Princess's writing; but because of the disguise "must have seen that admission was refused her; I cannot say whether it be or be not Her Royal “ that having been confirmed in the opinion she Highness's writing. - On the cover being shown • had before had occasion to form of her Lady. to his Lordship, also marked (B), te gave the ship by an anonymous letter she had received,
- His Lordstrip was also shewn " in which she was very strongly ratationed the cover marked (C), to which his Lordship an. “ against renewing her acquaintance with her, swered, I do not see the same resemblance to the both as being unworthy of her coutidence, Princess's writing in this paper.
a from the liberties she bad allowed herself to CHOLMONDELEY. “ take with the Princess's panie, and the ligtitSworn before us, July 16th, 1806.
"ness of her character, she had felt berself ERSKINE, SPENCER, obliged, as Lady Douglas would not take the Watercopy,
GRENVILLE. « liint that her visits were not wished for, to John Becket.
* order Miss Verson to write ter a 'bote, speci
« fically telling her that they would in future be " as he thought that if any man could prevaid « dispepscd with; that the consequence of this upon him, he might flatter himself with being “ had been an application, through one of her “ the most likely to persuade him from the “ Ladies, in the joint names of Sir Sydney weight he had with bim; he would immediately « Smith, Sir John and Lady Douglas, for an try how far he could gain upon him, by making " andience, to require an explanation of this, nise of those arguments I had brought forward «* which they considered as an affront, and that, “ to induce him to drop the matter altogether.
being determined vot to grant it, or to suffer " About four or five days after this, Sir Sydney
any unpleasant discussion upon the subject, “ called upon me again, and informed me, " she entreated me to take whatever steps I " that upon making use, with Sir John, of “ might judge best to put an end to the matter, “ those reasons which I had authorized bis " and rid her of all farther trouble about it. I " stating to be those by which I was actuated
stated in reply, that I had no knowledge of " in making the request that he would not press “ either Sir John or Lady Douglas, and there the business farther, he had not been able to “ fore could not, in the first instance, address “ resist their force, but that the whole extent of
myself to them, but that I had some ac- " promise he had been able to obtain of him, " quaintance with Sir Sydney Smith, and if the “amounted to no more than that he would, under " Princess was not averse to that channel, I " existing circumstances, remain quiet, if left un" would try what I could in that way effect. “ molested, for that he would not pledge himself “ This being assented to by the Privcess, I took - not to bring the subject forward kereafter, 66 my leave, and immediately ou my return 5 when the same motive might no longer operate * home, wrote a note to Sir Sydney Smith, re- “ to keep him silent. This result I communi" questing him to call on me as soon as he conve- 6 cated, to the best of my recollection, the fol“ niently could, as I had some business to speak “ lowing day, to the Princess, who seemed sa" to him upon. Sir Sydney in consequence “tisfied with it, and from that day to the pre
called on me (I think) the next day, when I “ sent one, (November 10, 1805,) I never related to him the conversation, as above have heard the subject named again in any
stated, that I had had with the Princess. After “ shape, until called upon by the Prince, to “ hearing all I had to say, he observed, that the "make known to him the eircumstances of this « Princess, in stating to ine that her prohibition “ transaction, as far as I could bring them to my
to Lady Douglas to repeat her visits at Black. " recollection.” “ heath, had led to the application for an an- And now having fulfilled what the Prince “ dience of Her Royal Highness, had kept from wished me to do, to the best of my abilities, in
me the real cause why he, as well as Sir John case hereafter any one by whom a narrative of " and Lady Douglas, had made it, as it origi- ' all the circumstances as related by Sir John and “nated in a most scandalous anonymous letter, Lady Douglas, of whom I was informed by my “ of a nature calculated to set on Sir Jolin and brother, subsequent to our conversation, shond “ him to cut each other's throats, which, trom imagine that I know more of them than I have " the hand-writing and style, they were both herein stated, I hereby spontaneously deelare, that “ fully convinced was the production of the what I have written is the whole extent of what "Princess herself. I naturally expressed my I was apprized of, and had the Princess thought * sentiments upon such conduct, on the part of proper to inform me of what, in the Narrative of “ the Princess, in terms of the strongest animad- the Information given by Sir John and Lady “ version; but, vevertheless, anxious to avoid Douglas, is alluded to, I should have felt myself “ the shameful eclat which the publication of obliged to decline all interterence in the busi“ such a fact to the world must produce, the ef-ness, and to have at the same time stated to her, “ fect which its coming to the King's knowledge that it would be impossible for ine to keep a mat
would probably have on his health, from the ter of such importance from the knowledge of « delicate state of his nerves, and all the ad- the Prince. (Signed) EDWARD. "ditional misunderstandings between His Ma- Dec. 27, 1805. “ jesty and the Prince, which I foresaw would A true copy, B. Bloomfield. A true copy, J.Becket, inevitably follow, were this fact, which would Whitehall, 29th August, 1806.
give the Prince so 'powerful a bandle to “ express his feelings upon the countevance
APPENDIX (B.) “shewn by the King to the Princess, at a time No. 3.--For the purpose of confirming the State. “ when I knew bin to be severely wounded by ment, made by Lady Douglas, of the Cir" His Majesty's visits to Blackheath on the one cumstances mentioned in her Narrative, the « hand, and the reports be had received of the following Examinations have been takin, and “ Princess's conduct, on the other, to be brought which have been signed by the several Persons " to light, I felt it my bounden duty, as an who have been examined. “honest man, to urge all these argnments with
SARAH LAMPERT. Sir Sydney Smith in the most forcible manner N. B. This witness was not examined by the "I was master of, adding also as a farther object, Commissioners ; at least, no copy of any examination “ worthy of the most serious consideration, the of her's was transmitted with the other papers; and 5 danger of any appearance of ill blood in the no observation is made in the Report of the Commis.
family at such an eventful crisis, and to press sioners, or in the answer of Her Royal Highness
upon his mind the necessity of his using his upon her examinations. It has, therefore, been " best endeavours with Sir John Douglas, not thought thut there was no necessity for publishing " withstanding all the provocation that had been them. There are two of them; one dated at Chelten"given them, to induce him to let the matter ham, 8th January, 1806; the other with no dule of "drop, and pursue it no farther. Sir Sydney place, but duted 29th March, 1806. * observed to me, that Sir John Douglas was a " man whom, when once he had taken a line
MR. WILLIAM LAMPERT. from a principle of honour, it was very difficult N. B. The same obserrations apply to Mr. Wi" to persuade him to depart from it; lowever, tiam Lampert's Examination, as to those of his wife,
with this additional circumstance, that the whole of Sander knows every thing; that she has aphis Examination is more hearsay.
peared in great distress on many occasions, and
bas said to him, the Princess is an altered 11th January, 1806.--William Cole. woman; he believes Sander to be a very res. Has been with the Prince for 21 years in this pectable woman. -He says, that he believes month; he went with the Princess on her mar- Roberts to be an honest man; that Roberts has riage, and remained till April, 1809_In 1801, said to him(As Roberts himself wus examined by he says, he had reason to be dissatisfied with the the Commissioners, and his deposition is given in Princess's conduct. During the latter part of Appendix A, No. 8, what Cole says he heard him that year he has seen Mr. Canning several times say is omitted here.) -That Arthur, the garalone with the Princess, in a room adjoining to dener, is a decent man, but does not know if he the drawing-room, for an hour or two, of which is privy to any things- - That Bidgood is a deaf the company took notice.--In January, 1802, quiet man, but thinks he has not been confidenSir Sidney frequently, came to dine with the tially trusted.- That Mrs. Gosden was purse Princess, and their intimacy became familiar; to the child, and was always up-stairs with it; he has frequently dined and supped at the house, she is a respectable woman; but after some and when the ladies have retired, about eleven time, took upon herself much consequence, and o'clock, he has known Sir Sidney remain aloue refused to dine in the servants' hall.-In 1801, with the Princess an bour or two afterwards ; his Lawrence, the painter, was at Montague House, suspicions increased very much; and one night, for four or five days at a time, painting the about twelve o'clock, he saw a person wrapped Princess's picture ; that he was frequently alone up in a great coat, go across the park, into the late in the night, with the Princess, and much gate to the green house, and he verily believes it suspicion was entertained of him. was Sir Sidney.- In the month of March, 1802,
WM. COLE. the Princess ordered some sandwiches, which Cole took into the drawing-room, where he found 14th January, 1806.-William Cole. Sir Sidney talking to the Princess ; he sat down Says, that the Princess was at Mr. Hood's, at the sandwiches, and retired. In a short time he Satherington, near Portsmouth, for near a month went again into the room, where he found the in the last summer, where she took her footman gentleman and lady sitting close together, in so and servants. That the house in which Mr. familiar a posture as to alarm him very much, Hood lived was given up to the Princess, and which he expressed by a start back, and a look he, and his family, went to reside in a small at the geutleman. He dates his dismissal from house adjoining. That the Princess and Mr. this circumstance; for, about a fortnight after. Hood very frequently went out in the forenoon, wards, he was sent for by the Duke of Kent, who and remained out for four or five hours at a time. told him he had seen the Princess at court the That they rode in a gig, attended by a boy, (a day before: that she bad expressed the greatest country lad) servant to Mr. Hood, and took regard for him, and that she intended to do with them cold meat; that they used to get out somcthing for him, by employing him, as a con- of the gig, and walk into the wood, leaving the fidential person, to do ber little matters in town; boy to attend the horse and gig till their return. and his attendance at Montague House would This happened very frequently; that the Duke not be required. He received this intimation of Kent called one day, and seeing the Princess's with much concern; but said, her Royal High- attendants at the window, came into the house, ness's pleasure must govern him. He says, that and after waiting some time, went away without the cordiality between the Princess and Lady D. seeing the Princess, who was ont with Mr. was very soon brought about ; and, he supposes, Hood. This information Mr. Cole bad from Fanon Sir Sidney's account; that the Princess fre- ny Lloyd. When Mr. Cole found the drawingquently went across the leath to Lady D., where room, which led to the staircase to the Princess's she staid till late in the evening, and that, some apartments, locked, he does not know whether times, Lady D. and Sir Sidney have come with any person was with her, but it appeared odd to the Princess to Montague House late in the ever- bim, as he had formed some suspicions. Mr. ing, when they have supped.Sometime after Cole says, that he saw the Princess at Blackhe left Montague House, he went down, when heath about four times in the year 1802, after he be spoke to Fanny Lloyd, and asked her how left her in April, and five or six times in London; things went on amongst them; she said, she that he had heard a story of the Princess's being wished he had remained aniongst them; there with child, but cannot say that he formed an was strange goings on; that Sir Sidney was fre- opinion that she was so; that she grew lusty, and quently there ; and that one day, when Mary appeared large behind; and that at the latter Wilsou supposed the Princess to be gone into end of the year he made the observation, that the library, she went into the bed-room, where the Princess was grown thinner. That he can. she found a man at breakfast with the Princess; not form an opinion about the child ; that he that there was a great to do about it ; and that lias seen an old man and woman (about 50 years Mary Wilson was sworn to secrecy, and threat of age) at Montague House on a Sunday, and ened to be turned away if she divulged what she lias inquired who they were, when he was anhad seen.--He does not know much of what pass- swered by the servants in the ball, “That is lit
d at Margate in 1803.-In 1804, the Princess lle Billy's mother,” (meanir.g the child the Prinwas at Southend, where Fanny Lloyd also was ; cess liad taken, and which was found by Stike. wlien Cole saw her after her return, he asked man.)
WM. COLE. how they had gone on; she said, “ Delightful doings, always on ship-board, or the Captain at Temple, 30th January, 1806.-William Cole. our house." She told him, that one evening, Says, that on the 17th of January instant, he when all were supposed to be in bed, Mrs. Lisle walked from Blackheath to London with Mr. met a man in the passage ; but no alarm was Stikeman, and, in the conversation on the road, made this was Captain Manby; be was con Cole mentioned the circumstance of the little staptly in the house. Mr. Cole says, that Mrs. child, saying, that he was grown a fine interest.