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you look at me for with your wicked eyes ? yon walking before her door. She was dressed 30 as
of this letter has been sent to Her Sunday, either the 30th or 31st October, 180%,. Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
letter and the envelope. The Princess of Wales had a key to it, and bave got into the blue room has told me, that she gota bed-fellow whenever without any of the servants perceiving him. I she could, that nothing was more wholesome; never observed any appearance of the Princess she said, that nothing was more convenient than which could lead me to suppose that she was with her room; it stands at the head of the stair-child. I first observed Captain Manby come to case which leads into the Park, and I have bolts | Montague House either the end of 1803, or bein the inside, and have a bed-fellow. whenever I ginning of 1804. I was waiting one day in the like. I wonder you can be satisfied only with anti-room, Captain Manby had his hat in his hand, Sir John. She said this more than once. She and appeared to be going away; he was a long bas told me that Sir Sydney Smith bad lain with time with the Princess, rand as I stood on the her. That she believed all men liked a bed-fel- steps, waiting, I looked into the room in which low, but Sir Sydney better than any body else ; | they were, and in the reflection of the looking that the Prince was the most complaisant man in glass, I saw them salute each other, I mean, that the world; that she did what she liked, wept they kissed each other's lips. Captain Manby where she liked, and had what bed-fellow she then went away. I then observed the Princess liked, and the Prince paid for all.
have her landkerchief in her hand, and wipe her (Signed) CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS. eyes as if she was crying, and went into the
June 1, 1906. drawing-room. The Princess went to Southend Sworn before us, June 1st, 1806, at
in May, 180+, I went with her: we were there, Lord Grenville's, Downing-street,
I believe, about six weeks before the Africaine Westminster.
came in. Sicard was very often watching with (Sighed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, a glass to see when the ship would arrive. Ono
SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. day he said he saw the Africaine, and soon after A true Copy,, J. Bucket,
the Captain put off in a boat from the ship.
Sicard went down the shrubbery to meet him. (No. 3.)-The Deposition of Sir J. Douglas, Knt. When the Captain came on shore, Sicard con
I had a house at Blackheath, in 1801. Sir ducted him to the Princess's house, and he dined Sydney used to come to my house. I had a bed there with the Princess and her Ladies. After for bimex The Princess of Wales formed an ac- this he came very frequently to see the Princess. quaintance with Lady Donglas, and came fre- | The Priucess had two houses on the Cliff
, Nos: 8 quently to our house. I thaught she came more and 9. She afterwards, took the drawing-room for Sir Sydney Síuith than for us. After she had of No. 7, which communicated by the balcony been some time acqnainted with us, she apprar- with No. 8, the three houses being adjoining. ed to me to be with child. One day she leaned on The Princess used to dive in No. 8, and after the sofa, and put her hand ạpon, ber stomach, and dinner to remove with the company into No. 7, said, Sir John, I shall never be Queen of Eng, and I have several times seen the Princess, after land. I said, Not if yon don't deserve it. She having gone into No. 7 with Captain Manby and seemed angry at first. In 1804, on the 27th of the rest of the company, retire alone with
Cap. October, I received two letters by the two- tain Manby from No. 7, through No. 8, into No. penny post, one addressed to mir, which I now 9, which was the house in which the Princess produce, and have marked with the letter (B, * slept; I suspected that Captain Manby slept freboth on the envelope and the enclosure, and the quently in the house. It was a subject of converother letter addressed to Lady Douglas, and sation in the house. Hints were given by the which I now produce, and have marked with the servants, and I believe that others suspected it letter (C)" both on the envelope and enclosnre. as well as myself. The Princess took a child, (Sigued)
JOHN DOUGLAS. which I understood was brought into the hopse
by Stikeman. I waited only one week iu three, Sworn before us, at Lord Grenville's
and I was not there at the time the child was house, in Downing-street, West- . : brought, but I saw it there early in 1803. The spinster, June 1, 1806.
child who is now with the Princess is the same as (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, I saw there carly in 1803 ; it has a mark on its left
SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH hand. Austin is the name of the man who was said No copy
of these letters has been sent to to be the father. Austin's wife is, I believe, still Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. alive. She has had another child, and has brought it
sometimes to Montague House. It is very like (No. 4.)-The Deposition of Robert Bidgood.
the child who lives with the Princess. Mrs. I have lived with the Prince twenty-three Gosden was employed as a nurse to the child, years next September, I went to the Princess in and she used to bring the child to the Princess as March 1798, and have lived with Her Royal | soon as the Princess awoke, and the child used Highness ever since. About the year 1802, early to stay with Her Royal Highness the whole in that year, I first observed Şir Sydney Smith morning. The Princess appeared to be excome to Montagne House; he used to stay very tremely foud of the child, and still appears so. late at night; I have seen him early in the morn
(Signed) R. BIDGOOD. ipg there about ten or eleven o'clock. "He was Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in at Sir John Douglas's; and was iu the habit, as Downing street, the 6th day of well as Sir John and Lady Douglas, of dining, June, 1606. or having luncheon, or supping there almost
(Signed) SPENCER. every day. I saw Sir Sydney Smith one day, in
GRENVILLE 1802, in the blue rooni, about eleven o'clock in the inorving, which is full two hours before we (No. 5.)-The Deposition of William Cole. ever expected to see company. I asked the ser- I have lived with the Princess of Wales ever vants why they did not let me know that he was since her marriage. Sir Sydney Smith fiet visitthere. The footman intormed me that they linded at Montague House about 1802. I have oblet no person in. There was a private door to served the Princess too familiar with Sir Sydney the Park, by which he might have come in it he Smith. One day, I think about February in wat
year, the Princess ordered some sandwiches; I the mother brought the child back again. Whe carried then into the blue room to her. Sir ther it was a week, ten days, or a fortnight, I Sydney Smith was there ; I was surprised to see cannot say, but it might be about that time. him there, he must have come in from the Park; | The second time the mother brought the child, if he had been let in from Blackheath, he must she brought it into my room ; I asked hier, how á have passed through the rooin in which I was in mother could part with her child? I am not sure waiting. When I had left the sandwiches, I re- which time I asked this. The mother cried, and turned, after some time, into the room, and Sir said she could not afford to keep it, The child Sydney Smith was sitting very close to the Prin- was said to be about four months old when it was cess, on the sofa. I looked at him and at Her brought. I did not particularly observe it myself, Royal Highness. She caught my eye, and saw (Signed) FRANCES LLOYD. that I noticed the manner in which they were sit. ting together. They appeared both a little con- I was at Ramsgate with the Princess iv 1803. fused when I came into the room. A short time -One morning, when we were in the house at before this, one night, about twelve o'clock, I East Cliff, somebody, I do not recollect who, saw a man go into the house from the Park, knocked at my door, and desired me to get up, wrapped up in a great coat. I did not give any to prepare breakfast for the Princess, this was alarm, for the impression on my mind was, that about six o'clock; I was asleep. During the it was not a thief. Soon after I had seen the whole time I was in the Princess's service I had Princess and Sir Sydney Smith sitting together never been called up before, to make breakfast on the sofa, the Duke of Kent sent for me, and for the Princess. I slept in the housekeeper's told me, that the Princess would be very glad if room, on the ground-floor; I opened the shutters I'would do the duty in town, because she had of the windows for light. I knew at that time business to do in town which she would rather that Captain Manby's ship was in the Downs. trust to me than any body else. --The Duke When I opened the shutters, I saw the Princess said, that the Princess had thought it would be walking down the garden with a gentleman; she inore agreeable to me to be told this hy him than was walking down the gravel walk towards the through Sicard. After this I never attended at sea. No orders had been given me over night to Montague House, but occasionally, when the prepare breakfast early. The Gentleman the Princess sent for me, About July, 1802, I ob- Princess was walking with, was a tall man; Twas served that the Princess had grown very large, surprised to see the Princess walking with a and in the latter end of the same year she ap. Gentleman at that time in the morning; I am, peared to be grown' thin ; and I observed it to sure it was the Princess. While we were at Miss Sander, who said that the Princess was Blackheath, a woman at Charlton, of the name niuch thinner than she Irad been: I had not any of Townly, told me that she had some linen to idea of the Princess being with child. Mr. Law- wash from the Princess's house; that the lipen rence, the Painter, used to go to Montague was marked with the appearance of a miscarriage, House, about the latter end of 1801, when he or a delivery. The woman has since left Charl. was painting, the Princess and he have slept in ton, but she has friends there. I think it must the house two or three nights together. I have have been before the child was brought to the often seen liim alone with the Princess at eleven Princess, that the woman told us this. I know and twelve o'clock at night. He has been there all the women in the Princess's house. I don't as late as one or two o'clock in the morning. think that any of them were in a state of pregOne night I saw him with the Princess in the blue nancy, and if any had, I think I must have room, after the Ladies had retire. Some time known it.--I never told Cole, that Mary Wilson, afterwards, when I supposed that he had gone to when she supposed the Princess to be in the Lihis room, I went to see that all was safe, and I brary, had gone into the Princess's bed-room, found the blue room door locked, and beard a and had found a man there at breakfast with the whispering in it, and I went away.
Princess; or that there was a great to do about (Signed) WM. COLE.
it; and that Mary Wilson was sworn to secrecy, Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in
and threatened to be turned away if she divulged Downing-strect, the 6th day of
what she had seen. Jine, 1806, betore iis,
(Signed). FRANCES LLOYD. (Signed) SPENCER.
Sworn at Lord Grenville's Honse in
June, 1806, before us,
SPENCEK, ELLENBOROUGH Wales next October, I am in the coffee-room; my situation in the coffee-room does not give me (No. 7.)-The Deposition of Mary, Ann Wilson. opportunities of seeing the Princess. I do not I believe it will be ten years next quarter that see her sometimes for months. Mr. Milles at. I have lived with the Priucess of Wales as housetended me for a cold. He asked me if the maid. I wait on the Ladies who attend the Pripce came to Blackheath backwards and for- Princess. I remember when the child, who is wards, or something to that effect, for the Prin- now with the Princess, was brought there.' Be. cess was with child, or looked as if she was with fore it canze I heard say that it was to come. * child. This must have been three or four years Tlie mother brought the child. It appeared to ago. It may have been five years ago. I be about four months old when it was brought. think it must have been some time before I remember twins being brought to the Princess the child was brought to the Princess. I remem- before this child was brought. I never noticed ber the child being brought, it was brought into the Princess's shape to be different in that year my room. I had orders sent to me to give the from what it was before.. I never had a thought mother arrow-root, with directions how to make that the Princess was with child. I have heard it, to wean the child, apd I gave it to the mo- it reported. It 'is a good while ago. I never ther, and she took the child away; afterwards myself suspected her being with child. I think
she could got have been with child, and have only know this from the mother. The mother gone on to her time without my knowing it. I las since lain-in a second time in Brownlow. was at South-end with the Princess. Captain street. I never saw the woman to my knowManby 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 Ann to take the child of persons of good character Bye, assisted with me in making the bed. From than the child of a pauper. 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 froin her shape it is never saw any particular appearance in it. The difficult to judge when she is with child. When liven 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 ad. Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in
vanced in her time, if I had not been told it. Sir Downing-street, the 7th of June,
Sydney Smith, at one time, visited very frequent1806, before is,
ly at Montague House, two or three times a (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, week. At the time the Princess was altering her SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. rooms in the Turkish style, Sir Sydney Smithi's
visits were very frequent. The Princess consult. (No. 8.) - The Deposition of Samuel Roberts. ed him upon them. Mr. Morell was the uphol
ì 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 Smitha 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 bine-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 hoar he went, but I never remember his 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 wliat 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 ques. Downing-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 Fanoy 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 comiņg so often and staying so late, and I was ever since she has been in England. When I first uneasy at it. I remember a piece of plate, a silsaw the child who is with the Princess, it is ver lamp, being sent to Captain Manby; I about four years ago. Her Royal Highness bad 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 wonían 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 viyard, 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 tlien 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 briug 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 had 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 recolagain 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 William 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 Jnné, 1806, before us, a mangle for one. The child was born in Brown- (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, low-street, and it was baptized there; but
(No. 10.)-The Deposition of John Sicardo Her Royal Highness at Moutague 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, bot I do not recollect that I did. situation from the end of six nionths after I first | I never heard any body say any thing about the lived with Her Royal Highness. I remember Princess being pregnaut 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 pot 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 hoius. Sir Sydney Smith had the appearance of being with ckild: 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 He 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 tħe 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 suspicion of the Manby; be 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 honrs 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 hill, 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 Honse, in
Mauby there frequently. He came to the Downing-street, the 7th day of
Princess's house to dinner; lic never stayed till June, 1806, before us,
late at vight at the Princess's house. I was in (Signed) ERŠKINE, GRENVILLE, Devonshire with dic 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 thought I miglit be questioned respecting the with the Princess from Brunswick. The Princess Princess's conduct, and I was sorry to come; I bas 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 livedl worn off; I first saw him four years ago, in the with her, which would have made mie uneasy if Autumn. The father and mother of the child are I had been her hushand. When I was at Sonikstill alive; I have seen them both; the father end, I dined in the Steward's room.
I can't say worked in the Dock-yard at Deptford, but bas whether I ever heard any body in the Steward's now lost the rise of his limbs; the father's name rooni say any thing abont 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, Southend; 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 Sonthend ; I sure that I never saw the child in the honse 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 autumn to believe he was in any other room in the house. of 1802. I was dresser to Mer Royal Highness; I was at Catherington with the Princess ; she she could not be ill or ivdisposed without my was at Mr. Hood's liouse; I never saw an tainiknowing it. I am sure that she was not confined liarity between her and Mr. Hood; I have seen to her room, or to her bed in that antumn; there her drive out in Mr. Hood's carriage with him was not, to my knowledge, any other child in the alone; it was a gig; they used to be absent for house; it was hardly possible there could have several hours; a servant of the Princess attendbeen 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, sealet up, bigger in the year 1802 than usual; I am sure to Sicard, to be by him forwarded to Captain the Princess was uot pregnant; being her dresser, Manby. The' birth day of the child who lives I must have scen it, if she was. I solemnly 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 lieve that the Princess of Wales has been at auy Deptford. The child had a mark ou the hand, time pregnant during the time I have lived with the mother told me that it was from red wine; I