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believe the child came to the Princess in No.
(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 Donglas, wife of
Şir John Douglas, of the Marines, has deposed (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE,
upon oath, that she was told by. Her Royal HighSPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. ness the Privcess of Wales, that at a breakfast at
Lady Willoughby's house in May or June, 1802,
&c. (No. 12.)--The Deposition of Sophia Austin. I know the child which is now with the
[Extract from Lady Douglas's Deposition.] Princess of Wales ; I am the mother of it; I was blé, the truth of this fact, I am to request that
It being material to ascertain, as far as possidelivered of it four years ago the 11th of next 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 circumstance in any manner relative thereto (if
Lady Willoughby to put down in writing every Princess, is the second child I laid in of there. It was marked in the right hand with red wine: any such there be) of which her Ladyship has any My husband was a labourer in the Dock-yard at recollection; and also to apprize me, for His Ma. 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 workmen 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 induce her Ladyship to believe that Her try to get my
husband restored. I lived at that Royal Highness was then pregnant.--I am, &e. 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 communicatiug to Lady
My dear Lord, -In obedience to your comwhen I went to receive my husband'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 hotill I carried the child to the Princess. I knew
nour of enclosing a letter to your Lordship from Mr. Stikeman only by having seen him once
Lady Willoughby. -I have the honour, &c. 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, be 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 ine. He said, if the child breakfast at Whitehall, in May or June, 1802 ;, had been younger, he thought he could have got nor do I bear in mind any particular circumit taken care of for me, but desired that I would come up again ; I went up again on the Princess of Wales, at the period to which you .
stances relative to Her Royal Higliness the 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 ou the Saturday, the 6th
(No. 16.) of November, and I took the child on that day Extract from the Register of the Births and Bapto the Princess's house. The Princess was out,
tisms of Children born in the Brownlow-sireet I waited till she returned ; she saw the child,
Lying-in Hospital. and asked its age. I went down into the coffee
Baptized, room, and they gave me some arrow-root to
May, wean the child, for I was suckling the child at 8, Thomas, of Richard and Eliz. Austin, 20 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.
CHARLES İVATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN. and I swear that it is my child.
June 23, 1806. (Signed) SOPHIA AUSTIN. Sworn at Lord Grenville's house in
(No. 17.)--The Deposition of Elizabeth Gosden. Downing-street, the 7th day of
I am the wife of Francis Gosden, who is a sere June, 1806, before us,
vant of the Princess of Wales, and has lived with (Signed). ERSKINE, SPENCER, Her Royal Highness eleven years. In Noveni GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. ber, 1802, I was sent for to the Priucess's house
Supplement to No. 12, Vol. XXIII.--Price 1s.
to look after a little child. I understood that (No. 19.)—The Deposition of Thomas Edmeades, of, he had been then nive days in the house. I was Greenwich, Surgeon and Apothecary. narse 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 Apon told 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 Household. 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 márk 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 respecti the Princess of Wales ; it never once quarters with the child. The mother vised to entered my thoughts, while I attended the come often to see him. I never saw the Princess Princess, that she was pregnant; I never said dress the child, or take off its things herself, but that slie was so to Fanny Lloyd. I have bled she has scen 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 wbat Sworn al Lord'Grenville's house, in
she was bled for; it was at ber own desire ; it Downing-street, the 230 day of
was not by any medical advice. I was uuwillJune, 1806, before us,
ing to do it, but she wished it. If I recollect, (Signed) “ERSKÍNE, 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 Rayal 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 atiend 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 hava heath 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 recollection of ances on it as might arise from natural causes 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 owń 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 somecoming, which I thought 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 linen or saw her often in the Summer and Autumn of more. The servants told me so, but I don't 1802. I had not the sole care of the Princess's remember who the servants were that told me health during the time I have spoken of; Sir: so. I recollect once I came to town and left Francis Millman attended her occasionally. the linen with my daughter to wash ; I looked at
(Sigued) THOMAS EDMEADES. the clothes slowly before I went, and counted Sworn at Lord Grenyille's house, in them, and my daughter and a woman she en- Downing-street, the 25th day of ployed with her, washed them, while I was in June, 1806, before us, town.
(Signed) thought when I looked them over, that there mi
FRSKINE, SPENCER, might be something more than nsual GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. my opinion was, that it was from a miscarriage, the linen had the appearance of a miscarriage. (No.20.)---The Deposition of Samuel Gillam Mills, I believed it at the time. They were fine da
of Goeenwich, Surgeon. mask wapkins, and some of them marked with I am a Surgeon at Greenwich, have been in a little red crown in the corner, and some with partnership with Mr. Edineades since 1800 ; ben, out 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 froni Charlton; I was appointed by, not wash for the Princess's family but very little the Princess her Surgeon in April, 1801, by a for the last six months. Mary Wilson used to written appointment, and from that time I never; give me the linen, and I believe it was she who attended Her Royal Highness or any of the sera told me the Princess was bled with leeches, but vants in my medical capacity, except that I the appearance of the liver which I have spoken once attended Miss Gouch, and once Miss Milla of before was different from that which it was field ; there was a child ght to the Princess said was stained by bleeding with leeches. I while I attended her; 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. “I When first I saw the child I think it must have am not 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 that the and I will produce it if I can find it.
child was taken through charity. I remember (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, Dowping-street, the 23d day of June,
or to any other person, that the Princess was -1806 beture, us,
with child, or looked as if she was with child; (Stered)* ERSKINE, SPENCER, and I never thought so, or surmised any thing of
GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. the kind. I was ones sent for by Her Royal
Highness to bleed her; I was not at home, and with him when he was abroad. I don't recolMr. 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 inflammation she Princess, Captain Manby may 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 liad advised that she should known it, not being up so early myself. I rebe blooded at the time that I was sent for, and member the Princess giving Captain Manby an was not at home, nor what was the cause of her ink-stand. He had the care of two boys, whium
being then blooded. I do recollect something she protected. I cannot say that Captain Manos 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 nerer slept in the village, but I believe he never siept said to her that the Princess was with child, or in the Princess's lionse. I was at Catherington looked as if she was so. I have known that the with the Princess. I remember Her Royal Princess had frequently sent to Mr. Edmeades' Highness going out in an open carriage with the for leeches. When I saw the female child, Mrs. present Lord Hood; I believe Lord Hood's serSander was in the room, and some other ser- vant attended them; there was only one servants, but I don't recollect 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 coạid 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 visits time with Bidgood, and another time with Gos- there. I remember Sir Sydney Smith being den and his wife. I don't recollect that the frequently at Montague-house; he was somePrincess was by at any time when I saw the times there as late as twelve or one o'clock in child; I pever saw the child in Montague-house the morning, but vever 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 first sent for to see if the child had any disease, Douglas was brought to-bed ; know she was it was in Montague-house.
not, because I was in the room niyself when (Signed) SAM. GILLAM MILLS, Lady Douglas was delivered. Dr. Mackie, of Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in
Lewisham, was the accoucher. I do not recolDowning-street, 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 used to sit
GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. with the Princese always in the evening, but not A true Copy, J. Beckét.
in the morning. I was with the Princess in the
Isle of Wight; Mr. Hood and Lord Amelius (No. 21.) — The Deposition of Harriet Fitzgerald. Beauclerk were there with her : she went there
I came first to live with the Princess of Wales from Portsmouth. in 1001, merely as a friend and companion, and (Signed) HARRIET FITZGERALD. bave continued to live with Her Royal Highness Sworn before us at Lord Grenville's till this time. I know Lady Dougias; I re- house, in Downing-street, the 27th menuber her lying in; it happened by accident day of June, 1806, before us, that Her Royal Highness was iu 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 Douglas was delivered; there was certainly no appearance of the Princess being pregnant at that
(No. 99.) 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 ou which I have before troubled your with child without my observing it. I vever Lordship and Lady Willoughby, makes it the
was at a breakfast with the Princess at Lady Wil- indispensable duty of the persons to whom His * loagliby's. . The Princess took a little girl into Majesty lias intrusied the inquiry, further to re
the house about nine years ago. I was not in the quest that her Ladyslip will have the goodness bouse at the time. I was in the house when the to return in writing, distinct and separate anboy, 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 tlieiu, they have been obliged to exbrought the child, if he knew of any persons wlio amine npon oath the several persons to whose would part with a child. I was at South End testimony they save thought it right to have rewith the Princess. I remember Captain Manby course on this occasion. They bave been unwill. being there sometimes. He was not there very ing to give Lady Willoughby the trouble of so often ; be used to come at different hours as the long a journey for that purpose, well knowing tide served; he 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 Ladyship in Princess was there, I canuot recollect that I this form. Bat on her return to town it may have seen Captain Manby there, or known him to probably be judged necessary, for the sake of be there later than nine, or half after nine; I uniformity in this most important proceedings never knew of any correspondence by letter that she should be so good as to confirm on cath,
the truth of the written answers requested from between Her Royal any individnal, tending her Ladyslip.
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 farther Deposition. in 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 belper, towards Long Reach, your Lordship. I return the Queries 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 kind attention in not requiring Lady Wilsher; she would go out about one, and return loughby's personal attendance. 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 Eud, her presence become necessary.- I have the the Princess ordered us to pack up for Black honour, &c.
GWYDIR. heath uext morning. Captain Manby 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; he
came as tide served; used to come in a morn(No. 24.)
ing, and dine, and drink tea. I have seen him Queries.
Answers. next morning, by ten o'clock. I suspected he 1. Does Lady Wil. 1. In the course of slept at No. 9, 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 has at No. 9, and bid me not wait to put them up. Wales at breakfast or freqnently done me the She gave me the orders as soon as she went to dinner at her house, honour to breakfast and South End. I used to see water-jugs, basins, either at Whitehall or dine at Whitehall, and and towels set out 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 June, 1802? have been at-my house there at those times, and there was a general
in the months of May suspicion throughout the house. Mrs. and Miss or June, 1802, but of Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hammond (now the periods at which I Lady Hood). My suspicions arose from seeing had the honour of re- them in the glasses kiss each other, as I mention, ceiving her, I have no ed before, like people fond of each other, a very
precise recollection. close kiss. Her behaviour like that of a wonian 2. Has her Ladyship 2. I do not remem- attached to a man ; used to be by themselves at any recollection of the ber her Royal Higliness luncheon at South End, when Ladies not sent circumstance of Her having at any time re- for, a number of times. There was a pony Royal Highness having tired from the company which Captain Manby used to ride. It stood in retired from the com- 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 dise or under the pretence, spilt any thing over her course amongst them. I lived there when Sir of having spilt any thing handkerchief.
Sidney Smith came; her manner with him ap. over her handkerchief?
peared very familiar; she appeared very atten. And 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
the bag ; this was after Captain Manby was gone circumstance?
I suspected them to be for Captain 3. Had Lady Wil. 3. To the best of my Mauby, and others in the house supposed the loughby frequent op- remembrance I had few portunities in the course opportunities of seeing
(Signed) R. BJDGOOD, of that year to see Her the Princess of Wales Sworn before us, in Dowoing-street, Royal Highness the in the year 1802, and I this 3d day of July, 1806. Princess of Wales, and do not recollect having (Signed) EŘSKINE, SPENCER, at what periods? And observed any particular GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. did she at any time dur- circumstances relative ing the year, observe to lier Royal Highness's (No. 26.) --Sir Francis Millman's Depositions any appearance, which appearance.
I attended the Princess of Wales in 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. Mihs, of Greenwas pregnant?
wich, attended then as her Royal Highness's Apo4. Is Lady Willongh- 4. During the ten thecary, and Mr. Mills, and his partner, Mr. Ed-' by acquainted with any years I have had the meades have attended since. I do not kuow 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. In 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 and fever. In 1803, in April, I attended her a criminal intercourse Royal Highness's con- Royal Highness again with Sir Walter Farqnhar, or improper familiarity duct in society towards I don't kuow whether she was blooded in 180%.
fically telling her that they would in future be " as he thought that if any man could prevail “ dispensed 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 him; he would immediately “Smith, Sir John and Lady Douglas, for an try how far he could gain upon him, by making « audience, to require an explanation of this, use 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 not to grant it; or to suffer “ About four or five days after this, Sir Sydney
any unpleasant discussion upon the subject, 6 called upon ine again, and informed me, 6 she entreated me to take whatever steps 1 " that upon making use, with Sir John, of • might judge best to put an end to the matter, " those reasons which I had authorized his “and rid her of all farther trouble about it. Í stating to be those by which I was actuated a 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 farthier, he had not been able to “ fore could not, in the first instance, address "resist their force, but that the whole extent of có 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 wanaounted to no more than that he would, under
Princess was not averse to that channel, I “ existing circumstances, remain qiciet, if left une " would try what I could in that way effect. “ molested, for that lie wonld not pledge himself “ This being assented to by the Princess, I took “ not to bring the subject forward hereafter, my leave, and immediately on my return 65 when the same motive
might no longer operate home, wrote a note to Şir Sydney Smith, re- “ to keep him silent. This result I communi" questing him to call on me as soon as he conve- “ 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, se to him upoñ. Sir Sydney in consequence
6 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 5 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 circumstances of this “ Princess, in stating to ine that her prohibition transaction, as far as I could bring them to my 65 to Lady Douglas to repeat hier visits at Black. " recollection.”
heath, had led to the application for an au- And now having fulfilled what the Prince 1 dience of Her Royal Higliness, 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 66 of a nature calculated to set on Sir John and brother, subsequent to our conversation, should “him to cut each other's throats, which, from imagine that I know more of them than I have " the hand-writing and style, they were both herein stated, I hereby spontaneously declare, that
fully convinced was the production of the what I have written is the whole extent of what 6 Princess herself. I naturally expressed my I was apprized of, and had the Princess thought
sentiments upon sneh 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, neyertheless, anxious to avoid Douglas, is alluded to, I should have felt myself " the shameful eclat which the publication of obliged to decline all interference in the busi“ such a fact to the world must produce, the ef- ness, and to have at the same time stated to her, 4 feet which its coming to the King's knowledge that it would be impossible for me to keep a mats “would probably have on his health, from the ter of such importance from the knowledge of 6 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 handle to express his feelings upon the countenance
APPENDIX (B.) 16 shewn by the King to the Princess, at a time. No. 3.--For the purpose of confirming the State. " when I knew him 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 he had received of the following Examinations have been taken, and 56 Princess's conduct, on the other, to be broaght 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 arguments 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 “ danger of any appearance of all blood in the no observation is made in the Report of the Commiss “ 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 exuminations. It has, therefore, been “best endeavours with Sir John Douglas, pot- thought tlud there was no necessity for publishing 6 withstanding all the provocation that had been them. There are two of them ; one dated at Chelten 6 given them, to induce. him to let the matter ham, 8tli January, 1806; the other with no dute of 5 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. 6 from a principle of honour, it was very difficult N. B. The same observations apply to Mr. Wil.. 6 to persuade him to depart from it; however, liam Lampert's Examingtion, as to those of his wife,