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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
has said to him, the Princess is an altered 11th January, 1806.--William Cole. woman; he believes Sander to be a very resHas 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, 1802–In 1801, said to him--|As Roberts himself wus examined by he says, he had reasun 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 thing.- - 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 nurse 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 alone refused to dine in the servants' hall.
-In 1801, with the Princess an hour 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 abont 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 bim. was Sir Sidney.--ln 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.-IVilliam 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 ber footman gentleman and lady sitting close together, in so and servants. That the house in which Mr. familiar a posture as to aların 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 gentleman. 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 had 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 something for him, hy employing him, as a con- of the gig, and walk into the wood, leaving the fidential person, to do her little matters in town ; ! boy to attend the horse and gig till their return. and Iris 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 out with Mr. was very soon brought about ; and, he supposes, Hood. This information Mr. Cole had from Fan. on Sir Sidney's account; that the Princess fre- ny Lloyd. When Mr. Cole found the drawingquently went across the heath 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 tines, 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 even him, as he had forned some suspicions. Mr. ing, when they have snpped. 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 he 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 amongst 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 Wilson 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 las seen an old man and woman (about 50 years Mary Wilson was sworn to secrecy, and threat of age) at Montagne House on a Sunday, and ened to be turned away if she divulged what she has inquired who they were, when he was anhad seen.-He does not know much of what pass-swered by the servants in the hall, “ That is lited at Margate in 1803.--In 1804, the Princess tle Billy's mother,” (meaning the child the Prin." was at Southend, where Fanny Lloyd also was ; cess had taken, and which was found by Stikewhen 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; he was con- Cole mentioned the circumstance of the little Hantly in the house. Mr. Cole says, that Mrs. child, saying, that he was grown a fine interest
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, saying, 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 a not find a vein in her arm. I saw no mark on week, or more. Her Royal Highmess, the Lady in lier arm of her having 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. Capend of that year 1802. I never observed then, or tain Manby and the Princess used, when we at any other tinie, any thing which induced ine 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 liave been delivered of a child withont person with whom she appeared to have greater my observing it. She, during that year, and at pleasure in talking than to her Ladies. She beall times, was in the habit of receiving the visits laved to him only as any woman would who of the Duke of Gloucester. I never attended likes flirting. I should not have thought any Her Royal Highness but in extraordinary illness. married woman would have behaved properly, Her Royal Highness has for the last year and a who should have behaved as Her Royal Higliness half had her prescriptions made up at Walker did to Captain Manby. I can't say whether she and Young's, St. James'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 lier hand, or the like. I was with Her (Signed) FRANCIS MILLMAN. Royal Highness at Lady Sheffield's, last ChristSworn betore us, in Downing-street,
mas, in Sussex. I inquired what company was July 3d, 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,
GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. meet her, ou 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 1, Hester Lisle, am in the Princess of Wales's say she had been ill in the night, and came and family, have been so ever since Her Royal High lighted her candie in her servant's room; I reRess's marriage. I was not at South End with | turned from Sheffield-place to Blackheath with the Princess; was at Blackheath with her 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 com. I did not observe any alteration in Her Royal plete a set lier 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 hardly 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 Clitfe 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 Clifte, in Sheffield's Her Royal Highness paid more attenAugust, 1803, to the best of my recollection- tion to Mr. Chester than to the rest of the conhe might have 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 carly. I do not know of any presents young man. Her attentious to him were not uuwhich the Princess made Captain Manby. I common, not the same as to Captain Manby. I have seen Captain Manby at Blackheath one am not certain whether the Princess answered Christmas ; he used to come to dine the Christ- any letters of Lady Douglas. I was at Cathemas before we were at Ramsgate. It was the rington with the Princess. Remember Mr. now Christmas after Mrs. Austin's child came. He Lord Hood, there, and the Princess going out 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 servant 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 dined with He was there frequently, I think not every day. s several times, once or twice he slept in a house He generally came to dinner three or four times in the garden. She ap ared to pay no attention a week or more. I suppose he might be alone with to him but that of common civility to an intie her. 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 have 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 alone with him, boys ;-I think. Sir Sidney Smith came also fre- think, at Blackheath. I was never in her Royquently the Christmas before that, to the best of al Highness's confidence, but she has always been my recollection. At dinner, when Capt. Manbij kind and good-natured to me. She never mendined, he always sat next Her Royal Highness tioned Captain Manby particularly to me. I rethe Princess of Wales; the constant company we member her being blooded the day Lady Shef Mrs. and Miss Fitzgerald and myself; we all rütinut field's child was christened, not several times tha
I recollect, nor any other time, nor believe sbe | APPENDIX (B. No. 2.)---Narrative of His was in the habit of being blooded iwice a year. Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. The Princess at one time appeared to like Lady To introduce the following relation, it is ne. Douglas; Sir Jolin came frequently ; Si Sidney cessary for me to premise, that on entering the Smith visited about the same time with the Prince of Wales's bed-room, where our inter. Douglas's; I have seen Sir Sidney there very late view took place, ny 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 had a key of the siancas had come to bis knowledge with respect Park gaie; I never heard of any body being to a transaction with the Princess of Wales, in found wandering abont at Blackheath. I have which he found that I had been a party conheard of somebody being found wandering about certied ; that iflie had vot placed the most entire late at night at Mount Edgecumbe, 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 man were seen crossing the hall. The of my character and principles, he should cerPrincess saw a grrat deal of company at Mount tainly have felt himself in no small degree of Edgecumbe. Sir Richard Strachan was reported fended at having learnt the facts alluded to 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 rudeness to her per- which he conceived himself every way entitled
She told me she had heard he had spoken to expect, but more especially from that footing dis espectfully of her, and therefore, I believe, of confidence on which he had ever treated me wrote to him by Sir Samuel Hood.
through life; but, that being fully satisfied my ex(Signed)
HESTER LISLE. planation of the matter would prove that he was Sworn before us, in Downing-street,
not wrong in the opinion be bad formed of the this third Dav of July, 1806.
honourable motives that had actuated me in ob(Sigued) ERSKINE, SPENCER,
serving a silence with regard to him upon the subGRENVILLE, 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 vot street, last night, I bespoke the indulgence of feel the smallest degree of displeasure towards me, the Lords of His Majesty's conncil forinaccuracy 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, toʻwithhold from his knowførenoon of an examination, I could not prepare ledge no part of the circumstances connected myself for it, to any period previous to that with it, that I could bring back to my recollecyear, and I now hasten as far as the examination, I related the facts to him, as nearly as I tion of my papers will peruit, to correct an er- can remember, in the following words :ror, into which I fell, in stating to their Lord- “ About a twelvemonth since, or thereabout, ships that I attended Her Royal Highness the “ (for I cannot speak positively to the exact Princess of Wales in the spring of 1802, and « date,) I received a note from the Princess of that I then met His Royal Higliness 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 anıt Lady Wales for ten or twelve days, I had the honour " Douglas, the particulars of which she would of seeing the Duke of Gloucester at ber house. “ relate to nie, wien I should call. I, in conI have the honour, &c.
sequence, waited upon her, agreeably to lier (Signed)
FR. MILLMAN. “ desire, a day or two after, when she comA 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 footing 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 yepent having made her acquaintance, and was with her manner of writing.-
A letter pro
“ therefore rejoiced when she left Blackheath Juced to his Lordship, marked (A). -This let- " for Plymouth, as she conceived that cireumter is not of the Princess's hand writing. -4 “ stance would break off all further communicapaper produced to his Lordship, marked (B), « tion between her and that Lady, That, buw. with a kiud of drawing with the names of Sir ever, contrary to her expectation, upon the Sydney Smith and Lady Douglas. This paper return of Sir John and her from Plymouth to appears to me to be written in a disguised hand. London, Lady Douglas had called and left her Some of the letters remarkably resemble the “ name twice or three times, notwithstanding she 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 shewn • had before had occasion to form of her"Ladyto his Lordship, also marked (B), he gave the "ship by an anonymous letter she had received, same answer, - His Lordship was also shewn " in which she was very strongly. cautioned 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 confidence, Princess's writing in this paper
« froin the liberties she had allowed herself to CHOLMONDELEY. * take with the Princess's nanie, and the lightSworn before us, July 16th), 1806.
“ness of her character, she had felt herself. ERSKINE, SPENCER, * obliged, as Lady Douglas would not take the GRENVILLE.
“ hint that her visits were not wished for, to John Becket,
order Miss Vernen to write her a note, specie
A trne copy,
advantage, by any part of a Repart, 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 charges, 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 Majesty will not be surprised nor 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 ought me.. -The requests, which, I humbly hope, to act, even under the present circumstances, your Majesty will think reasonable, and just tó with respect to such accusations, without the grant, and which are suggested by these further assistance of advice in which I conld confide. observations are, - First, That your Majesty And I have had submitted to me the following wond be graciously pleased to direct, that I observations, respecting the copies of the papers should be furnished with copies of these declawith 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 fonndation of all scension and justice a compliance with the re- the proceedings of the Commissioners, your Maquests, which arise out of them. In the first jesty could not, I am persnaded, but have graplace, it has been observed to me, that these ciously intended, in directing that I should 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 had, if have one or more, and how many accusers ; aud 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 but 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 much 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 have been contented to have been third 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. your have been, subsequently introduced, apparently Majesty's goodness will secure to me a speedy in a different hand-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 soprobably 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 humble, but earnest without reason, that I make this last request, request, which I have to make to your Majesty, when your Majesty is informed, that, though which is suggested by this observation, is, that the Report appears to have been made upon the your Majesty wonld he graciously pleased to 14th of July, yet it was not sent to me, till the direct, that the Report, and the papers which 11th of the present month. A similar delay, I accompany it, and which, for that purpose, I should, of all things, deplore. For it is with 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 lay, these my humble me, authenticated as correct, under the signa- | requests, before your Majesty, since they must, ture of some person, who, having attested their at all events, in some degree, delay the arrival accuracy, may be able to prove it. In the of that 'moment, to which, I look forward with second place, it has been observed to me, that so carnest, 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 necessary foundation of all their alike unfounded; and are all parts of the same proceedings, and which contain, as I presume, conspiracy against me. Your Majesty, so sathe charge or information against my conduct. tisfied, will, I can have no doubt, be as anxious Yet copies 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 kingdoin (administering, ander deed, in the Report, as consisting in certain your Majesty's just dispensation, equal protecstatements, respecting my conduct, imputing 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 lite might be forfeited. These are stated to your Majesty's justice, I am contident 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, had related other particulars, in them- goodness shall have directed me, to be furnished selves extremely suspicious, and still more so, with an authentic 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, šire, your and 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.
(Signed) C.P. of one set of accusers, or more. Whether the To the King.
Aug. 20th, 1806. commands, in case it should be Her Royal HighThe Lord Chancellor has the honour to retnrn, 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 llighness, 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 papers* 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- frow Earl Spenser, with the note accompanying ceived them as copies from Earl Spencer, who them. was in possession ot the originals; and he could * N. B. These papers, being the original de pot, therefore, with propriety, do so, not hav- clarations, on which 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 duly 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 gentleby the principal officer attendant upon the Lord man with whom Her Royal Highness advises, Chancellor, and he trusts he 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 (no 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 Mas Lord Chancellor's assurance, 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 vote of the 20th iust. With 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 autheuticated mands, in consequence of that letter, to acquaint
according to the nsual 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 signature, the copies of official « to direct them to be communicated to His papers, which had been laid before His Majesty, “ Royal Highness, because they were transmitthose papers were judged thereby duly authenti
“ ted to her, by the King's commapds, and under cated, according to the usual course and forms
“bis Lordship's signature.”—Her Royal Highof office; and sufficiently so, for the purposes ness could never have wished for a more anthen.' for which His Majesty has been graciously pleas- ric attestation, if she had conceived that they ed to direct them to be communicated to your
were authenticated under such signature. But Royal Higliness.- That, nevertheless, there she could not think that the mere signature of does not appear to be any reason for His Ma. his Lordship, on the outside of the envelope jesty's declining a compliance with the request which contained them, could afford any authentiwhich 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 having been contained in that person to be named for that purpose : and that, envelope. And she had felt herself confirmed in if your Royal Highness will do me the honour tó
that opinion, by his Lordship’s saying in his note transmit them to nie, they shall be examined and of the 20th instant, “ that the reason of their not attested accordingly, after correcting any errors
“having been authenticated by the Lord Chanthat 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 Royal 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, 80 soon as they can be To the Lord Chancellor. transcribed. (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