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and to leave the accused in the predicament of to my dearest interests, most solemnly to remonneither being able to look forward for protec- strate and to protest against them.If such tion to an acquittal of himself, nor for redress to tribunals as these are called into action against the conviction of his accuser. That these and me, by the false charges of friends turned enemany other objections occur to such a mode of mies, of servants turned traitors, and acting as proceeding, in the case of a crime known to the spies, by the foul conspiracy of such social and laws of this country, appears to be quite obvi- domestic treason, I can look to no security to ous.-But if Commissioners acting under such a my honour in the most spotless and most caupower, or your Majesty's Privy Council, or any tious innocence. regular Magistrates, when they have satisfied By the contradiction and denial which in this themselves of the falsehood of the principal case I have been enabled to procure, of the most charge, and the absence of all legal and sub- inportant facts which have been sworn against stantive offence, are to be considered as empow- me by Mr. Cole and Mr. Bidgood ;-by the obered to proceed in the examination of the parti- servations and the reasonings which I have ad. culars of private life; to report upon the pro-dressed to your Majesty, I am confident, that to prieties of domestic conduct, and the decorums those whose sense of juistice will lead them to of private behaviour, and to pronounce their wade through this long detail, I shall have reopinion against the party, upon the evidence of moved the impressions which have been raised dissatisfied servants, whose veracity they are to against me. But how am I to ensure a patient hold up as unimpeachable; and to do this with attentiou to all this statement? How many will out permitting the persons, whose conduct is in- hear that the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief quired into, to suggest one word in explanation Justice of the King's Bench, the First Lord of or contradiction of the matter with which they the Treasury, and one of your Majesty's Princicharged: it would, I submit to your Majesty, pal Secretaries of State, have reported against prove such an attack upon the security and con- me, upon evidence which they have declared to fidence of domestic life, such a means of record be unbiassed and unquestionable ; who will neing, under the sanction of great names and high ver lave the opportunity, or if they had the authority, the most malicious and foulest impu- opportunity, might not have the inclination, to tations, that no character could possibly be se- correct the error of that Report, by the examicure; and would do more to break in upon and nation of my statement. I feel, therefore, undermine the happiness and comfort of life, that by this proceeding, my character has rethan any proceeding which could be imagined. ceived essential injury. For a Princess of Wales
-The public in general, perhaps, may feel not to have been placed in a situation, in which it much interest in the establishment of such a was essential to her honour to request one genprecedent in my case. They may think it to be tleman to swear, that he was not locked up at a course of proceeding, scarcely applicable to midnight in a room with her alone : and another, any private subject : yet, if once such a court of that he did not give her a lascivious salute, and honour, of decency, and of manners, was esta- never slept in her house, is to have been acblished, many subjects might occur, to which it tually degraded and disgraced.--I have been, might be thought advisable to extend its juris Sire, placed in this situation, I have been diction, beyond the instance of a Princess of cruelly, your Majesty will permit me to say so, Wales.' But should it be intended to be contined cruelly degraded into the necessity of making to me, your Majesty, I trust, will not be sur- such requests. A nécessity which I never could prised to find that it does not reconcile me the have been exposed to, even under this Inquiry, better to it, should I learn myself to be the sin- if more attention had been given to the examigle instance in your kingdom, who is exposed to nation of these malicious charges, and of the the scrutiny of so severe and formidable a tribu- evidence on which they rest.- -Much solici. nal. So far, therefore, from giving that sanc- tude is felt, and justly so, as connected with this tion or consent to any fresh Inquiry, upon similar Inquiry, for the honour of your Majesty's illus. principles, which I should seem to do, by re- trious Family. But surely a true regard to that quiring the renewal of these examinations, I honour should have restrained those who really inust protest against it; protest against the nature felt for it, from casting such severe reflections of the proceeding, because its result cannot be on the character and virtue of the Princess of fair. I must protest, as long at least as it re- Wales. If, indeed, after the most diligent mains doubtful, against the legality, of what has and anxious Inquiry, penetrating into every ciralready passed, as well as the legality of its re- cumstance connected with the charge, searching petition. If the course be legal, I must submit every source from which information could be to the laws, however severe they may be; but I derived, and scrutinizing with all that acuteness trust new law is not to be found out, and applied into the credit and character of the witnesses, to my case. It I am guilty of crime, I know I which great experience, talent, and intelligence am amenable; I am most contented to continue could bring to such a subject; and above all, if, 80, to the in partial laws of your Majesty's king- after giving me some opportunity of being heard, dom; and I fear no charge brought against me, the force of truth had, at length, compelled any in open day, under the public eye, before the persous to form, as reluctantly, and as uvwill. known tribunals of the conntry, administering ingly as they would, against their own daughijustice under those impartial and enlightened ters, the opinion that has been pronounced ; no laws. But secret tribunals, created for the first regard, unquestionably, to my honour and cha. time for me, to form and pronounce opinions racter, nor to that of your Majesty's Family, as, upon my conduct without hearing me; to re- in some degree, involved in mine, could have cord, in the evidence of the witnesses which justified the suppression of that opinion, if le. they report, imputations against my character gally called for, in the course of official and pubupon ex parte examinations—till I am better re- lic duty. Whether such caution and reluctance conciled to the justice of their proceedings, I are really manifest in these proceedings, I must cannot fail to fear. And till I am better in leave to less partial judgments than my own to formed as to their legality, I cannot fail in duty determine. In the full examination of these proceedings, which“ justice to my own character to admit, by my silence, the guilt which they has required of me, I have been compelled to imputed to me, or to enter into my defenee, in make inany observations, which, I fear, may contradiction to it no longer at liberty to reprove offensive to persons in high power. Your main silent, I, perhaps, have not known how, Majesty will easily believe, when I solemnly with exact propriety, to limit my expressions. assure you, that I have been deeply sorry to In happier days of my life, before my spirit yield to the necessity of so doing. This pro- had been yet at all lowered by my misfortunes, I ceeding manifests that I have enemies enough; should have been disposed to have met such a I could not wish unnecessarily to increase their charge with the contempt which, I trust, by number, or their weight. I trust, however, I this time, your Majesty thinks“ due to it; I have done it, I know it has been my purpose to, should have been disposed to have defied my do it, in a manner as little offensive as the jus- enemies to the utmost, and to have scorned to tice due to myself would allow of; but I have answer to any thing but a legal charge, before a felt that I have been deeply injured; that I have competent tribunal : but in my present misfor. had much to complain of; and that my silence tunes, such force of mind is gone. Hought, për. now would not be taken for forbearance; but haps, so far to be thankful to them for their would be ascribed to me as a confession of guilt. wholesome lessons of humility. I have, thereThe Report itself announced to me, that these fore, entered into this long detail, to endeavour things, which had been spoken to by the wit- to remove, at the first possible opportunity, any nesses, great improprieties and indecencies of unfavourable impressions ; to rescue myself from conduct," necessarily occasioning most unfa- the dangers which the continuance of these suse vourable interpretations, and deserving the most picions might occasion, and to preserve to me serious consideration, “ must be credited till de- your Majesty's good opinion, in whose kindness, cidedly contradicted.” The most satisfactory hitherto, I have found infinite consolation, and disproof of these circumstances (as the contra- to whose justice, under all circumstances, I can diction of the accused is always received with confidently appeal.- Under the impression of caution and distrust) rested in the proof of the these sentiments I throw myself at your Mafoul malice and falsehood of my accusers and jesty's feet. I know, that whatever" sentiments their witnesses. The Report announced to of resentment; whatever wish for redress, by your Majesty that those witnesses, whom I felt the punishment of my false accusers, I ought to to be foul confederates in a base conspiracy feel, your Majesty, as the Father of a Stranger, against me, were not to be suspected of unfa- smarting under false accusation, as the Head of vourable bias, and their veracity, in the judge your illustrious Honse dishonoured in me, and as ment of the Commissioners, not to be qnestioned the great Guardian of the Laws of your King
Under these circumstances, Sire, what dom, thus foully attempted to have been apa conld I do? Could I forbear, in justice to my- plied to the purposes of injustice, will not fail to self, to aunounce to your Majesty the existence feel for me. At all events, I trust your Majesty of a conspiracy against my honour, and my sta- will restore me to the blessing of your Gracious tion in this country at least, if not against my Presence, and confirm to me, by your own life? Could I forbear to point out to your Ma- Gracions Words, your satisfactory conviction of jesty, how long this intended mischief had been my innocence.--I am, Sire, with every sentimeditated against me? Could I forbear to point ment of gratitude and loyalty, your Majesty's out my doubts, at least, of the legality of the most affectionate and dutiful Daughter-in-law, Commission under which the proceeding had subject and servant,
C. P. been had ? or to point out the errors and inac- Montague House, 2d October, 1806. curacies, into which the great and able men who were named in this commission, under the hurry The Deposition of Thomas Manby, Esquire; a Cangia and pressure of their great official occupations,
tain in the Royal Navy. had fallen, in the execution of this duty ? Could Having had read to me the following passage, I forbear to state, and to urge, the great injus. from a Copy of the Deposition of Robert Bidgood, tice and injury that had been done to my cha. sworn the 6th of June last, before Lords Spencer racter and my honour, by opinions pronounced and Grenville, viz... “ I was waiting one day against me without hearing me? And if, in the “ in the anti-room; Captain Manby had his hat execution of this great task, so essential to my “ in his hand, and appeared to be going away; honour, I have let drop any expressions which a *" he was a long time with the Princess, and, as colder and more cantious prudence would have " I stood on the steps, waiting, I looked into checked, I appeal to your Majesty's warm 5 the room in which they were, and, in the reheart and generous feelings, to suggest my ex- “ Hlection on the looking-glass, I saw them sam cuse and to afford my pardon.-What I have “lute each other.I mean, that they kissed said I have said under the pressure of much mis- “ each other's lips. Captain Manby then went fortune, under the provocation of great and ac- away, I then observed the Princess have her cnmulated injustice. Oh! Sire, to be unfortu- “ handkerchief in her hands, and wipe her eyes, nate, and scarce to feel at liberty to lament; to as if she was crying, and went into the draw. be cruelly used, and to feel it almost an offence ing-room." -I do solemnly, and upon my and a duty to be silent is a hard lot; but use oath, declare, that the said passage is a vile and had, in some degree, inured me to it: but to wicked invention; that it is wholly and absofind my misfortunes and my injuries impiited to lutely false; that it is impossible he ever could me' as faults; to be called to account upon a have seen, in the reflection of any glass, any charge made against me by Lady Douglas, who such thing, as I never, upon any occasion, or in was thought at first wortliy of credit, although avy situation, ever had the presumption to sashe had pledged her veracity to the fact, of my lute Her Royal Highness in any such manner, having admitted that I was myself the aggressor or to take any such liberty, or offer any such in every thing of which I had to complain, has insult to her person. And having had read to subdued all power of patient bearing, and when me another passage, from the same Copy of the I was called upon by the Commissiorers, either same Deposition, in which the said Robert Bid.
good says" I suspected that Captain Manby / culars of the conversation which then took place, "slept freqnently in the house; it was a subject I do solemnly swear, that nothing passed be«of conversation in the house. Hints were tween Her Royal Highness and myself, which I “ given by the servants; and I believe that could have had the least objection for all the “ others suspected it as well as myself.”I world to have seen and heard. And I do fursolemnly swear, that such suspicion is wholly un- ther, upon my oath, solemnly declare, that I founded, and that I never did, at Montague never was alone in the presence of Her Royal House, Southend, Ramsgate, East Cliff, or any Highness in any other place, or in any other where else, ever sleep in any house occupied hy, way, than as above deseribed; and that neither, or belonging to, Her Royal Highness the Prin- upon the occasion last mentioned, nor upon any cess of Wales, and that there never did any other, was I ever in the presence of Her Royal thing pass between Her Royal Highness the Highness, in any room whatever, with the door Princess of Wales and myself, that I should be locked, bolted, or fastened, otherwise than in in any degree uuwilling that all the world should the common and usual manner, which leaves it Lave seen.
in the power of any person on the outside of the (Signed) THO. MANBY.
door to open it. Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton
(Signed) THOMAS LAWRENCE. Garden, London, the 22d day of
Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton September, 1806, before me,
Garden, this 24th day of Septem(Signed) THOMAS LEACH. ber, 1806, before me,
(Signed) THOMAS LEACH. The Deposition of Thomas Lawrence, of Greek
street, Soho, in the County of Middlesex, Por- The Deposition of Thomas Edmeades, of Greena trait Painter,
wich, in the County of Kent, Surgeon. Having had read to me the following Extract On Tuesday, May 20th, 1806, I waited upon from a Copy of a Deposition of William Cole, Earl Moira, by his appointment, who, having purporting to have been sworn before Lords introduced me to Mr. Connant, a Magistrate for Spencer and Grenville the 10th day of June, Westminster, proceeded to mention a charge 1806, viz. ----" Mr. Lawreuce, the painter, preferred against me, by one of the female ser“ used to go to Montague House about the latter vants of Her Royal Highness the Princess of “end of 1801, when he was painting the Prin- Wales, of my laving said, that Her Royal High
cess, and he has slept in the house two or ness bad been pregnant. His Lordship then " three nights together. I have often seen him asked me, if I had not bled Her Royal High« alone with the Princess at eleven or twelve ness; and whether, at that time, I did not men6 o'clock at night ; he has been there as late as tion to a servant, that I thought Her Royal
one or two o'clock in the morning. One night Highness in the family way; and whether I did “ I saw him with the Princess in the blue room, not also ask, at the same time, if the Prince bad « after the ladies had retired; sometime after- been down to Montague House. I answered, “ wards, when I supposed he was gone to his that it had never entered my mind that Her “ bed-room, I went to see that all was safe, and Royal Highness was in such a situation, and
found the blue room door locked, and heard that, therefore, certainly, I never made the
a whispering in it, and then went away.”- remark to any one; nor had I asked whether I do solemnly, and upon my oath, depose, that His Royal Highness had visited the house: I having received the commands of Her Royal said, that, at that time, a report, of the nature Highness the Princess of Wales to paint Her' alluded to, was prevalent; but that I treated it Royal Highness's portrait, and that of the Prin- as the infainous lie of the day. His Lordship cess Charlotte ;, I attended for that purpose at adverted to the circumstance of Her Royal Montague House, Blackheath, several times Highness's having taken a child into her house; about the beginning of the year 1801, and having and observed, how dreadful mistakes about sucbeen informed that Sir William Beechey, upon a cession to the throne were, and what confusion similar occasion, had slept in the house, for the might be caused by any claim of this child: I greater convenience of executing his painting ; observed, that I was aware of it; but repeated and it having been intimated to me, that I might the assertion, that I had never thought of such a probably be allowed the same advantage, I sig- thing as was suggested, and therefore considered Dified my wish to avail myself of it, and accord- it inipossible, in a manner, that I could have ingly I did sleep at Montague House several given it utterance. I observed, that I believed, nights :--that frequently, when employed upon in the first instance, Mr. Stikeman, the page, this painting, and occasionally, between the bad mentioned this child to Her Royal Highness, close of a day's sitting and the time of Her Royal and that it came from Deptford, where 1 went, Highness dressing for dinner, I have been alone when Her Royal Highness first took it, to see if in Her Royal Highness's presence; I have like any illness prevailed in the family. Ms. Cohwise been graciously admitted to Her Royal nant observed, that he believed it was not an Highness's presence in the evenings, and re- unusual thing for a medical man, when he imag mained there till twelve, one, and two o'clock; gived that a Lady was pregnant, to mention but, I do solemnly swear, I was never alone in his suspicion to some confidential domestic in the presence of Her Royal Highness in an even- the family :--I admitted the bare possibility, if ing, to the best of my recollection and belief, such had been my opinion ; but remarked, that except in one single instance, and that for a the if must have been removed, before I could short time, when I remained with Her Royal have committed myself in so absurd a manner. Highness in the blue-room, or drawing-room, as -Lord Moira, in a very significant manner, rengrafikonte me ate the moment I was about shoulder, his eyes directed towards mezo white
daswer some question which with his hands behind him, his head over one
the ladies in waiting, sort of smile, observed, “ that he could not help dating recollect the parti, servant's deposition;" as if he did not give per
fect credit to what I had said. He observed,
(A.) that the matter was then confined to the know- Memorandums of the Heads of Conversation be ledge of a few; and that he had hoped, if there tween Lord Moira, Mr. Lowten, and himself. had been any foundation for the affidavit, I
May 14, 1806. might have acknowledged it, that the affair May 13, 1806. I received a letter from Lord might have been hushed. With respect to the Moira, of which the following is an exact copy : minor question, I observed, that it was not pro
St. James's-place, May 13, 1806. bable that I should condescend to ask any such Sir,--A particular circumstance makes me question, as that imputed to me, of a menial desire to have the pleasure of seeing you, and, servant; and that I was not in the habit of con- indeed, renders it indispensable that you should ferring confidentially with servants. Mr. Con- take the trouble of calling on me. As the trial nant cautioned me to be on my guard; as, that in Westminster Hall occupies the latter hours of if it appeared, ou further investigation, I had the day, I must beg you to be with me as early made such inquiry, it might be very unpleasant as nine o'clock to-morrow morning ; in the mean to me, should it come under the consideration time, it will be better that you should not apof the Privy Council. I said, that I considered prize any one of my having requested you to the report as a malicious one; and was ready to converse with me.com
-I have the lionour, Sir, to make oath, before any Magistrate, that I had be
obedient servant, not, at any time, asserted, or even thought, that
(Signed) MOIRA. Her Royal Highness had ever been in a state of To Mr. Mills. preguancy since I had had the honour of attend. This is the Paper A. referred to by ing the household.
Mr. Connant asked nie, the Affidavit of Thomas Edmeades, whether, whilst I was bleeding Her Royal High- sworn before me this 26th Sepness or after I liad performed the operation, I tember, 1806. THOMAS LEACH. did not make some comment on the situation of Her Royal Highness, from the state of the
(B.) blood; and whether I recommended the ope- In conseqnence of the above letter, I waited ration; I answered in the negative to both ques- on his Lordship, exactly at nine o'clock. In less tions. I said, that Her Royal Highness had sent than five minutes I was admitted into his room, for me to bleed her, and that I did not then re- and by him received very politely. He began collect on what account. I said, that I had bled the conversation by stating, he wished to conHer Royal Higliness twice; but did not remem- verse with me on a very delicate subject; that I ber the dates. I asked Lord Moira, whether he might rely on his honour, that what passed was intended to proceed in the business, or whether to he in perfect confidence; it was his duty to I might consider it as at rest, that I night have lis Prince, as his Counsellor, to inquire into the an opportunity, if I thought necessary, of con- snbject, which he had known for some time; and sulting my friends relative to the mode of con- the inqniry was due also to my character. He duct I onght to adopt; he said, that if the sub- then stated, that a deposition had been made by ject was moved any further, I should be ap- a domestic of Her Royal Highness the Princess prized of it; and that, at present, it was in the of Wales, deposing, as a declaration made by hands of a few. I left them, and, in about an ine, that Her Royal Highness was pregnant, and lour, on further consideration, wrote the vote, that I made inquiries when interviews might of which the following is a copy, to which I bave taken place with the Prince. I answered, never received any reply:- 6 Mr. Edmeades that I never had declared the Princess to be with presents his respectfal compliments to Lord child, nor ever made the inquiries stated; that Moira, and, on mature deliberation, after the declaration was an infamois falsehood. This leaving his Lordship, upon the conversation being expressed with some warmth, his Lordship
which passed at Lord Moira's this morning, he observed that. I might have made the inquiries « feels it necessary to advise with some friend, very innocently, conceiving that Her Royal
on the propriety of making the particulars of Highness could not be in that situation but by “ that conversation known to Her Royal High- the Prince. I repeated my assertion of the false.
ness the Princess of Wales ; as Mr. Edmeades hood of the declaration, adding, that though the < would be very sorry that Her Royal Highness conversation was intended to be confidential, I “should consider him capable of such intamous felt my character strongly attacked by the decla“ conduct as that imputed to bim on the depo- ration, therefore it was necessary that the decla“sition. of a seryant, by Lord Moira, this ration should be investigated; I had no doubt “ morning.
but the character I had so many years maintain“ London, May 20, 1806."
ed, would make my assertion believed before the
deposition of a domestie. I then requested to I have been enabled to state the substance of know, wliat date the declaration bore? His my interview with Lord Moira and Mr. Con- Lordship said, he did not remember; but he had naut with the more particularity, as I made me desired the Solicitor meet me, who would morandums of it, within a day or two afterwards.
shew it me. I then observed, that I should in And I do further depose, that the Papers hereunto annexed, marked $. and B. are in the confidence communicate to his Lordship why I
was desirous to know the date; I then stated to hand-writing of Samuel Gillam Mills, of Green
his Lordship, that soon after Her Royal Highwich aforesaid, my Partner; and that he is at
ness came to Blackheatlı, I attended her in an present, as I verily believe, npon his road from illness,
with Sir Francis Millnian, in which I bled Wales, through Gloucester, to Bath.
her twice. Soon after her recovery, she thought (Signed) THOS. EDMEADES, proper to form a regular medical appointment,
and appointed myself and Mr. Edmeades to be Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton
Surgeons and Apothecaries to Her Royal HighGarden, this 26th day of Septem
ness. On receiving my warrant for such appointber, 1806.
ment, I declined accepting the honour of being (Sigued) THOMAS LEACH appointed Apothecary, being inconsistept wiwa
my character, being educated as Surgeon, and Royal Highness's servants waited upon them, as having had an honorary degree of Physic confer. I was in a dishabille. His Lordship asked me, red on me." Her Royal Highness condescended whether they went up stairs? and I told them to appoint me her Surgeon only. His Lordship that they did not. He asked me, how long they rang to know if Mr. Lowten was come; he was staid? and I said, as far as I recollected, they did in the next room. His Lordship left me for a not stay above an hour, or an hour and quarter; few minutes, returned, and introduced me to that they waited some little time for the carriMr. Lowten with much politeness, as Dr. Mills; age, which had gone to the public-house, and, repeating the assurance of what passed being till it came, they walked up and down altogether confidential. I asked Mr. Lowten the date of in the portico before the house. His Lordship, the declaration, that had be asserted be in the course of what he said to me, said, it was a made by me?' He said, in the year 1802. I subject of importance, and night be of consethen, with permision of his Lordship, gave the quence. His Lordship, finding that I had nothing history of my appointment, adding, since then more to say, told me I might go.--Sometime I had never seen the Princess as a patient. Once afterwards his Lordship sent for me again, and she sent for me to bleed her; I was from home; asked me, if I was sure of what I said being all Mr. Edmeades went; nor had I visited any one that I could say respecting the Princess? I said, in the house, except one Mary, and that was in it was; and that I was ready to take my oath of a very bad case of surgery; I was not sure whe- it, if his Lordship thought proper. He said, it ther it was before or after my appointment. Mr. was very satisfactory; said, I might go, and he Lowten asked me the date of it; I told him I should not want me any more. did not recollect. He observed, from the warmth (Signed) JONATHAN PARTRIDGE. of my expressing my contradiction to the depo- Sworn at the County Court of Middlesex, sition, that I saw it in a wrong light; that I might in Fullwood's Rents, the 25th day of suppose, and very innocently, Her Royal High- September, 1806, before me, ness to be pregnant, and then the inquiries were (Signed) THOMAS LEACH. as innocently made. I answered, that the idea of pregnancy never entered my head; that I The Deposition of Philip Krackeler, one of the Footnever attended Her Royal Highness in any sexual men of Her Royal Highness the Princess of complaint; whether she ever had any I never Wales, and Robert Eaglestone, Park-keeper to knew. Mr. Lowten said, I might think so, from Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. her increase of size; I answered, no; I never did These Deponents say, that on or about the think her pregnant, therefore never could say it, 28th day of June last, as they were walking toand that the deposition was an infanuous false- gether across Greenwich Park, they saw Robert hood. His Lordship then observed, that he per- Bidgood, one of the Pages of Her Royal Highceived there must be a mistake, and that Mr. ness, walking in a direction as if he were going Edmeades was the person meant, whom he wish- from the town of Greenwich, towards the liouse ed to see; I said, be was then at Oxford, and did of Sir John Douglas, and which is a different not return before Saturday; his Lordship asked, road from that which leads to Montague House, if he came through London; I said, I could not and they at the same time perceived Lady Dougtell.--.Finding nothing now arising from con- las walking in a direction to meet him. And this versation, I asked to retire; his Lordship attend- Deponent, Philip Krackeler, then desired the ed me out of the room with great politeness.- other Deponent to take notice, whether Lady When I came home, I sent his Lordship a letter, Douglas and Mr. Bidgood would speak to each with the date of my warrant, April 10, 1801; he other; and both of these Deponents observed, answered my letter, with thanks for my imme- that when Lady Douglas and Mr. Bidgood met, diate attention, and wished to see Mr. Eimeades they stopped, and conversed together for the on Sunday morning. This letter came on the space of about two or three minutes, whilst in Saturday, early on the Sunday I sent Timothy, view of these Deponents; but how much longer to let his Lordship know Mr. Edmeades would their conversation lasted these Deponents cannot not returu till Monday; on Tuesday I promised say, as they, these Depouents, proceeded on he should attend, which he did.- -The preced- their road which took them out of sight of Lady ing Memoranduin is an exact copy of what I Douglas and Mr. Bidgood. made the day after I had seen Lord Moira.
(Signed) PHILIP KRACKELER. (Signed) SAM. GILLAM MILLS.
ROBT. EAGLESTONE. Croome Hill, Greenwich, Aug. 20, 1806.
Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton GarThis is the paper marked B, referred to by
den, this 27th day of September, 1806, the Affidavit of Thomas Edmeades, sworn before me this 26th Sept. 1806.
(Signed) THOMAS LEECH. (Signed) THOMAS LEACH.
To the King. Tke Deposition of Jonathan Partridge, Porter to Sire,- I trust your Majesty, who knows my Lord Eardley, at Belvidere.
constant affection, loyalty, and duty, and the I remember being informed by Mr. Kenny, sure confidence with which I readily repose my Lord Eardley's Steward, now dead, that I was honour, my character, my happiness in your Ma. wanted by Lord Moira, in town, accordingly jesty's hands, will not think me guilty of any I went with Mr. Kenny to Lord Moira's, in Št. disrespectful or unduteous impatience, when I James's-place, on the King's Birth Day of 1804. . thus again address myself to your Royal grace His Lordship, asked me, if I remembered the and justice.--It is, Sire, niue weeks to-day, Princess coming to Belvidere some time before? since my counsel presented to the Lord High I said, yes, and told him that there were two or Chancellor my letter to your Majesty, containing three ladies, I think three, with Her Royal High- my observations, in vindication of my honour ness, and a gentleman with them, who came on and innocence, upon the Report presented to horseback; that they looked at the pictures in your Majesty by the Commissioners, who had the house, had their luncheon there, and that Her been appointed to examine into my conduet.