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Lordship's procedure. With any refer- Your Lordship has most empliatically
indifferent, and was treated by me, as such at
sequence to her Royal Highness could atthe time. Not so, with regard to those attend the bringing forward the discussion whom my observation was pointed. The “ whilst Kenney was alive; when the whole assertion, that the long forbearance of the “ matter (as related to her) was dismissed Princess's advisers could only be solved by “ in 1803, when Kenney was forthcomtheir being too cautious to touch on the “ ing?" Your Lordship's answer to this points when Kenney was alive, alludes to question is implied, and must meet with their knowledge of the meeting on the immediate and universal concurrence. Thursday—-a fact which, represented as it “ No consequence whatever.” -Respecthad been, made inquiry into the circum- ing Partridge, the word “ devoted” is stances unavoidable.
The existence of stated by your Lordship to have been used Kenney barred the unworthy imputation by you, from the recollection of its having which' those Gentlemen were desirous to been the phrase of Kenney, when examined affix; because Kenney would liave exposed by your Lordship, and not intended by him such a wilful suppression in Partridge's to convey the slightest imputation upon the deposition, as was necessary to give a co- Princess of Wales. Your Lordship has lour to their purpose. In that purpose the thus disarmed the world of all imaginable Princess could have no community of in- offence. As to the alleged additional terests: it was simply a measure of politi- visit to Belvidere, not mentioned in the decal intrigue. With regard to the visit at position of Partridge, it is unnecessary to Belvidere House on the Thursday; though inake much comment, as your Lordship has Kenney be dead, Mrs. Fitzgerald could said, “ that with any reference to the Prineasily be questioned whether it took place " cess of Wales, it is absolutely indifferent,
The substantiation of it involves" and was treated as such by you at the no kind of charge against the Princess. 66 time.” Besides, the parties are alive; only rebuts the management of those who, and if a suspicion of impropriety could exby attemptir to make it be conceived that ist, they might and would have been exa- ; there was but one visit (a visit so circum- inined.' Your Lordship's judgment on this stanced as to be incapable of any possible matter, after investigation, is most satismisinterpretation), would fain establish factorily decisive, when you further say, their position, that the inquiry was wanton “the substantiation of it" (the additional or designing. -- I trust I have been ex-l visit to Belvidere) " involves no kind of plicit on these points; and I must feel my. charge against the Princess of Wales." self entitled to hope, that this answer of I am concerned that any report of my mine to your call upon me, may have as Speech in the House of Commons, should much publicity as the doubts which you have led your Lordship to think, for a mothought it expedient to urge.--I have ment, I had proceeded hostilely towards
I the honour, dear Sir, to be your very obe- yourself; and I was sorry to see how very dient Servant,
inaccurately what I had said in the House (Signed) MOIRA. of Commons on Wednesday, was reported Samuel Whitbread, Esq.
in some of the papers of the succeeding day.
The report to which your Lordship adverts, Dover-street, April 3, 1813. as containing the true version of my Speech, My dear Lord, I had the honour to re- had been seen by me late on Wednesday ceive your Lordship's letter in the afternoon night, and was intended for insertion in the of yesterday; and I take the earliest oppor- paper of Thursday morning. I was aftertunity in my power of expressing to your wards informed it had arrived too late to Lordship my perfect satisfaction at the ex- find a place in the paper of Thursday. . I planation you have thus been pleased to give was glad to perceive it in The Morning of the passages in your published letter to a Chronicle of yesterday. Having seen it Member of the Lodge of Freemasons which before it was sent to the press, I can have had been so generally misconstrued.
(To be continued.)
Published by R. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Covent-Garden.
LONDON: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black. Horse-Court, Fleet-street.
Vol. XXIII. No. 16.] LONDON, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1813.
[578 TO JAMES PAUL,
man, and I take this opportunity of informOF BURSLEDON, in Lower Dublin Town- ing persons in America, who get news
SHIP, IN Philadelphia County, In The papers from England, that the Statesman STATE 05. PENNSYLVANIA; ON Matters is the very best daily news-paper that we
have. RELATING TO Her Royal HighnESS THE PRINCESS OF Wales.
" At a quarter past twelve o'clock yes
" terday, the Lord Mayor, attended by the Letter VII.
"Sheriffs, and the usual retinue, proceeded My dear Friend,
66 in state from Guildhall to Kensington PaWhen I concluded my last Letter to you, I" lace, to present to the Princess of Wales did not suppose that I should find it necessary " the Address, voted by the Livery, in to address you again upon this subject; but, “ Common Hall assembled, congratulating an event has occurred which induces me to “ Her Royal Highness on her triumph over do itTowards the close of that Letter, at “the foul conspiracy formed against her page 500, I told you, that I had heard, “ honour and her life. There were upthat the Citizens of London were about to 56 wards of a hundred carriages in the proaddress Her Royal Highness, the Princess, cession, which extended from Guildhall upon the subject of the conspiracy against " to the west end of Cheapside, where a her, and I stated the reasons, which, in my short pause took place, for the purpose
! opinion, rendered this a proper step.
In- " of receiving instructions ; when a card deed, I had, in a former Letter, told you," was handed to the City Marshal from the that it was a matter for the people to take up “ Lord Mayor's carriage, with orders to without delay. You may judge, therefore, “ proceed by Newgate-street, Skinner of my pleasure at hearing that it was ac- " street, Holborn, through St. Giles's, Oxtually done by the City of London, which," ford-street, entering the Park at Cumwhen not misled by the base sycophants of “berland-gate, Tyburn, then to Hyde the Court, has always given an example of “ Park-corner, along Rotten-row, and out good sense and public spirit.
us at Kensington-gate, on to the Palace ; Upon the present occasion, the Address “ thus making a circuitous route of more (a copy of which you will find below) was “s than a mile. The crowd in King-street proposed by a Mr. Wood, who is an Alder- " and Cheapside was considerable, but not man of London, and, I have the pleasure to "s to be compared to the immense assem add, that, as Sheriff at the time of my "blage of persons of all descriptions who imprisonment for two years for writing collected in St. Paul's Church-yard, about the flogging of English militia-men" along the Strand, Pall Mall, and in the at the town of Ely, in England, who had “ streets through which the procession was been first subdued by German troops, hé " expected to pass, and who felt, as might was very kind to me, and assisted in pro- “ be imagined, greatly mortified at its curing me what, in all probability, was 66 taking a circuitous route. Mr. Alderman the cause of preserving my life. This Mr. 66 Combe fell into the procession, next to Wood it was, who had the honour to pro- " the state-coach, just as it turned dowri pose the Address to the assembled Citizens " Newgate-street. The acclamations of joy of London; and, this Address having been “ with which the procession was greeted, unanimously agreed to, it was, the day be- evinced the deep sense entertained by the fore yesterday, presented to Her Royal “public of the honest and manly expresHighness, at her apartments at Kensington “sion of the sentiments of the Livery of Palace. Not being in London at the time, “ London. They were loud, cordial, and I cannot give you an account of the proces
66 reiterated. In the Park, however, sion from my own observation : I, there- " which contained an assenblage no less fore, give it you in the words of a very ex-" respectable than numerous, no disap
cellent daily news-paper, called the Stales-" pointment occurred. The carriages, horse
men, and spectators on foot, were nume- " the setting down from their carriages. “ rous beyond all precedent, and the pro-" It being aunounced to the Princess that “ cession was greeted, as it passed, with the the whole were arrived, Her Royal most enthusiastic shouts and plaudits." Highness entered from a back anti-room
About eleven o'clock Her Royal“ into the grand dining-room, and took her Highness the Princess of Wales, attend- " station at the upper end of the room, 66 ed by Lady Charlotte Lindsey and Char- " with her back to a small marble slab, be“ lotte Campbell, left Montague House, “ fore a large looking-glass ; Ladies Char56 Blackheath, for Kensington Palace. Her “ lotte Lindsey, Charlotte Campbell, and
Royal Highness travelled the most pri- " Lady Ann Hamilton, Her Royal High65 vatę way across the country and over Bat. "ness's, ladies in waiting, stood to, her 65 tersea Bridge, and arrived at Kensington “ right hand; and Mr. St. Leger, her 66 Palace at a quarter past 12 o'clock.“ Vice-Chamberlain, and Mr. H. $. Fox, " The populace had began to assemble" on her lest. The Town Clerk, in the « round the Palace by eleven o'clock." absence of the Recorder, approached the “ Soon after one, Bacon, belonging to Bow-“ Princess, and read the following Ad$6 street office, who was intrusted with 6 dress : & the direction of the Police upon this oc56 casión, cleared all those assembled near 66 TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE 66. the entrance of the Princess's apartments,
66 PRINCESS OF WALES. 66 to the outside of the railing which en56 closes the grass-plat, to enforce which he " The humble Address of the Lord Mayor, 4 called in a number of the military to his
“ Aldermen, and Livery of the City of « assistance. The Lord Mayor's gentlesó men in waiting arrived about one o'clock,
“ London, in Common Hall assembled. Ft to be in readiness to receive his Lord-“ May it please your Royal Highness,
At ten minutes past two, the $6 grand cavalcade arrived ; the crowd that
66 We, His Majesty's loyal subjects, the 66 “ accompanied it overpowered the police “ Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery of "! and the military, and burst open the 56 the City of London, in Common Hall B6 gates, at which it entered. The Lord $Mayor was received with marks of dis.
66 assembled, bearing in mind those senti6 $ approbation by the incalculable crowd"ments of profound veneration and ardent * thảt surrounded the Palace and those in " affection, with which we hailed the ar46 the trees, The Aldermen were received
“ rival of your Royal Highness in this 6 with three huzzas ; Alderman Wood ex$$ perienced unbounded applause, his car
country, humbly beseech your Royal fb riage being drawn from Holborn to the s' Highness to receive our assurances, that * door of the Palace by men, The Com- " in the hearts of the citizens of London, 6 mon Councilmen who attended on the 66 occasion, did not appear in that character,
" those sentiments have never experienced but merely as Liverymen. Among them " diminution or change. “ Mr. Waithman was discovered, and he si Deeply interested in every event con. $6 was' received with loud fuzzas.
The fa nected with the stability of the Throne of “ Lord Mayor, Aldermen, &c. were shown “ into the small dining-room, between the " this Kingdom, under the sway of the “ grand dining-room and the drawing." House of Brunswick; tenderly alive to The Procession consisted of the
every circumstance affecting the personal «f two City Marshals, in their state uni55 forins, on horseback ; the state carriage,
"welfare of every branch of that illus« and six bays, in which was the Lord": trious House, we have felt indignation “ Mayor, the Mace-bearer, the Sword of " and abhorrence inexpressible, upon the “ State, and his Lordship's Chaplain ; Ali - disclosure of that foul and detestable con66 ;
66 6 dermen Combe, Wood, Goodbehere, and “ Heygate; Sheriff Blades and the City “spiracy which, by perjured and suborned “ Remembrancer, Mr. Sheriff Hoy and his “ traducers, has been carried on against “ Chaplain; the Chamberlain, the Comp. your Royal Highness's honour and life.
66 troller, the. Solicitor, the Town Clerk, si and about 150 of the Livery, in their
66 The veneration for the laws, the mogowns.
It occupied exactly half an hour" deration, the forbearance, the frankness,
"! the magnanimity, which your Royal “ The consciousness of my innocence has - Highness has so eminently displayed" supported me through my long, severe, " under circumstances so trying, and dur-" and unmerited trials ; your approbation "ing a persecution of so long a duration;" of my conduct under them is a reward
these, while they demand an expression " for all my sufferings. " of out unbounded applause, cannot fail
" I shall not lose any opportunity to excite in us a confident hope, that un
" I may be permitted to enjoy, of en"der the sway of your illustrious and be- couraging the talents and virtues of “ loved Daughter, our children will enjoy my dear daughter, the Princess Char** all the benefits of so bright an example;
« lotte; and I shall impress upon her " and we humbly beg permission most un
“ mind my full sense of the obligation “ feignedly to assure your Royal Highness," conferred upon me by this spontaneous that, as well for the sake of our country,
66 act of your justice and generosity. from a sense of justice and of duty, we
66 She will therein clearly perceive the "shall always feel, and be ready to give" value of that free Constitution, which, in proof of the most anxious solicitude for
66 the natural course of events, it will be your Royal Highness's health, prosperity, “ her high destiny to preside over, and her 66 and happiness,
66 sacred duty to maintain, which allows
no one to sink under oppression; and 66 The Address was then delivered to
" she will ever be bound to the City of 6 Her Royal Highness, who read the fol.
“ London in ties proportioned to the lowing answer:
“strength of that filial attachment I have " I thank you for your loyal and affec- " had the happiness uniformly to expe" tionate Address. It is to me the greatest " rience from her. * consolation to learn, that during so 66 Be assured, that the cordial and cons many years of unmerited persecution, “ vincing proof you have thus given “notwithstanding the active and perse of your solicitude for my prosperity
66 66 vering dissemination of the most deli
"and happiness, will be cherished in * berate calumnies against me, the kind " grateful remembrance by me to the
and favourable sentiments with which « latest moment of my life; and the " they did me the honour to approach me “ distinguished proceeding'adopted by the w on my arrival in this country, have un
" first city of this great empire, will be “ dergone neither diminution nor change - considered by posterity as a proud me. is in the hearts of the Citizens of London. f' morial of my vindicated honour. " The sense of indignation and ab
“Her Royal Highnes read the answer “ horrence you express against the foul with great propriety, feeling, and dig" and detestable conspiracy which by per- nity; and some particular passages,
which apy comment would be un, " jured and suborned traducers has been
necessary, were marked with peculiar “ carried on against my life and honour, is " sentiment and emphasis.- -Immedi“worthy of you, and most gratifying to“ ately after the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs
had kissed Her Royal Highness's hand, "me. It must be duly appreciated by
56 and while the Livery were pressing forevery branch of that illustrious House
56 ward to enjoy the same honour, she " with which I am so closely connected by seemed slightly agitated; but she al“ blood and marriage; the personal wel-most instantaneously recovered herself,
" and exclaimed, I beg, Gentlemen, that ** fare of every one of whom must have
you may not hurry : you will have 's been affected by the success of such atro- plenty of time. Mr. Alderman Wood * cious machinations,
"fetñained in conversation a considerable
6 « time with Her Royal Highness; noticing" groans and expressions of disapprobation
6. " to the Gardens, where thousands were the ceremony concluded, amidst loud “ assembled, that many persons near the 66 and reiterated cheers.
- Upon the 6 windows could see Her Royal High- “ whole, considering the multitude assemso “ ness's person distinctly. After the “ bled, we never witnessed a spectacle “ departure of the Livery, Her Royal" conducted with more propriety, attend“ Highness condescendingly went to both "ed with less ill consequences, for we did 66 the doors, accompanied by her atten- 66 not hear of a single accident or occur" dants, and courtesied to the assembled "rence to lessen the heartfelt pleasure." "multitude. Her Royal Highness after- Thus, I think, my friend, this matter “ wards presented herself from the balcony may be looked upon as settled. The Ad
on the first floor, where she was also dress of the City of London expressed the S received with great acclamations, and full and clear sense of the nation. In the 6 after remaining there a short time, she shouts of the people, upon this occasion, 6 retired to her private apartments, and the guilty, the base, the cowardly, the 6. had a select party to dine.---- The car- unmanly, the detestable Conspirators might
riages of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs read the sentence which 'honesty passed “ were drawn round into the Duke of upon them. I wonder how the wretches
Kent's yard, where his Lordship and looked at each other, if any two of them
ed to town in the same order they had those shouts. Their feelings were to be
come. -Mr. Alderman Wood was, as envied by those only who, for some odious “ before, drawn by the populace, and was offence, are pelted in the pillory. greeted by the exulting shouts of the The sentiments of the Address and of
spectators, who lined the roads and the Answer are worthy of the parties and “ filled the windows as he passed of the occasion; but, I am particularly
I Upon the arrival of the carriage of the pleased with that passage in Her Royal " Lord Mayor at Park-lane, he ordered it Highness's Answer, wherein she so judiS to turn up, in defiance of the cries "to ciously and so feelingly refers to the support 56 Carlton House,' which burst from all that she has thus received from the people's " quarters-he was followed by the two possessing rights under a free Constitution. * Sheriffs ; and in his retreat'encountered And, as I observed to you in my last * the strongest marks of indignation from Letter, her Daughter cannot fail here to $ the crowd, who groaned, hissed, and receive a lesson, that may be most benefiSpelted his carriage, and that of the She- cial to herself as well as to the country. $ riffs, with mud, as long as they were in Had the people possessed no political $view.
-The remaining part of the rights; had they had no right to assem5. procession, at the head of which was ble and to express their opinions in this " Mr. Alderman Wood's carriage, pro- public way, the Princess could not have * ceeded down Piccadilly, cheered as they received this mark of their good will, *Went, and saluted by all who passed, this proud memorial of her vindicated
" 66. With the most marked respect. The honour.” * streets were lined with Gentlemen's car Neither will it escape either Mother or * riages, from the windows of which the Daughter, that those who have taken the 6 inmates waved their handkerchiefs, and most active part in the defence of the
gave other demonstratioris of pleasure. former, are such as are called Jacobins. * As Alderman Wood's carriage passed Mr. Wood, by the base hirelings of the of the house of Sir Francis Burdett, three press, has long been represented as a Jaco
cheers were given in honour of the wor- bin; as a man who wishes to destroy all “thy Baronet, for the part hé had taken government and all law. The Princess " in the vindication of Her Royal High- Charlotte will not fail to bear in mind,
The 'Procession then pursued the that they were the friends of freedom and of “ line of Sri Jamės’s-street into Pall-mall, parliamentary reform,, amongst whom her 169 where, on passing Carlton House, which injured Mother found zealous and successthey did with unusual speed, some ful supporters, which all the horde, who