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kenham, on or about the hall, and Langley, in Kent. months of May or June, Her Royal Highness may 1802 ?

have been at my house in the months of May or June, 1802, but of the periods at which I had the honour of receiving her, I have no precise recollection.

2. Has her Ladyship any 2. I do not remember recollection of the circum- · Her Royal Highness bavstance of Her Royal High-. ing at any time : retired ness having retired from the from the company, either at company at such breakfast Whitehall, or at Langley, or dinner, on account, or under the pretence of hava under the pretence, of hav- 'ing spilt any thing over her ing spilt any thing over her handkerchief. handkerchief? And if so, did Lady Willoughby attend Her Royal Highness on that occasion ? and what then passed between them relative to that circumstance?

3. Had Lady Willoughby 3. To the best of my refrequent opportunities in membrance I had few opthe course of that year, to portunities of seeing the see Her Royal Highness Princess of Wales in the the Princess of Wales, and year 1802, and I do not reat what periods?. And did collect having observed any she at any time during the particular circumstances reyear, observe any appear- lative to Her Royal Highance, which led her to sus

ness's appearance. pect that 'the Princess of Wales was pregnant?

4. Is Lady Willoughby 4. During the ten years acquainted with any other cir

other cir- I have had the honour of cumstances leading to the knowing the Princess of same conclusion, or tending Wales, I do not bear in to establish the fact of a mind a single instance of criminal intercourse, or im- Her Royal Highness's conproper familiarity between duct in society towards any Her Royal Highness and individual, tending to estabany other person whatever ? lish the fact of a criminal and if so, what are they? intercourse, or improper fa

miliarity.

WILLOUGHBY.

(No. 25.)

Robert Bidgood-further deposition.

The Princess used to go out in her phaeton with coachman and helper, towards Long Reach, eight or ten times, carrying luncheon and wine with her, when Captain Manby's ship was at Long Reach-always Mrs. Fitzgerald with her-She would go out at one, and return about five or six-sometimes sooner or later. The day the Africaine sailed from Southend the Princess ordered us to pack up for Blackheath next morning. Captain Manby there three times a week at the least, whilst his ship lay for six weeks off Southend at the Nore—he came as tide servedused to come in a morning, and dine and drink tea. I have seen him next morning by ten o'clock, I suspected he slept at No. 9, the Princess's—she always put out the candles herself in the drawing-room at No. and bid me not wait to put them

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ders as soon as she went to Southend. I used to see water-jugs, basons, and towels, set out opposite the Princess's door, in the passage, -never saw them so left in the passage at any other time; and I suspected he was there at those times. There was a general suspicion throughout the house. Mrs. and Miss Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hamond (now Lady Hood) there. My suspicions arose from seeing them in the glasses kiss each other, as I mentioned before, like people fond of each other very close kiss.Her behaviour like that of a woman attached to a man ;-used to be by themselves at luncheon at Southend—when ladies not sent for a number of times. There was a poney which Captain Manby used to ride; it stood in the stable ready for him, and which Sicard used to ride.

The servants used to talk and laugh about Captain Manby, it was matter of discourse amongst them. I lived there when Sir Sidney Smith came, her manner with him appeared very familiar. She appeared very attentive to him but I did not suspect any thing farther. All the upper servants had keys of the doors to the Park to let her Royal Highness in and out. I used to see Sicard receive letters from Mrs. Sander to put in the post instead of the bag. This was after Captain Manby was gone to sea, I stespected this to be for Captain Manby, and others in the house suspected the same. (Signed)

R. BIDGOOD. .

Sworn before us in Downing-street, tliis third day of

July.

(Signed)

ERSKINE
SPENCER,
GRENVILLE,
ELLENBOROUGH

A true Copy,

J. Becket.

(No. 26.)

Sir Francis Millman's Deposition.

I ATTENDED the Princess of Wales in the Spring and latter end of the year 1802; j. e. in March, and towards the autumn. Mr. Mills of Greenwich attended then as her Royal Highness's apothecary, and Mr. Mills and his partner Mr. Edmeades have attended since. I do not know that any other medical person attended at that time, either as apothecary or physician. In March 1802, I attended her for a sore throat and fever. In 1803, in April, I attended Her Royal Highness again, with Sir Walter Farquhar. I don't know whether she was blooded in 1802. She was with difficulty persuaded to be blooded in 1803, for a pain in her chest, saying she had not been blooded before ; that they could not find a vein in her arm.

I saw no mark on her arm of her having been blooded before. I observed her Royal Highness's person at the end of that year 1802. Never observed then, or at any other time, any thing which induced me to think her Royal Highness was in a pregnant situation. I think it is impossible she should, in that year, have been delivered of a child without my observing it. She during that year, and at all times, was in the habit of receiving the visits of the Duke of Gloucester.

I never attended Her Royal Highness but on extraordinary illnesses. Her Royal Highness has, for the last year and half, had her prescriptions made up at Walker and Young's, St. James's-street.

If she had been a pregnant woman in June 1502, I could not have helped observing it.

FR. MILLMAN.

Sworn before us in Downing-street, July third, 1806,

by the said Sir Francis Millman.

A true Copy,

J. Becket.

ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH.

(No. 27.)

The Deposition of Mrs. Lisle.

I (HESTER LISLE) am in the Princess of Wales's family; have been so ever since Her Royal Highness's marriage. I was not at Southend with the Princess—was at Blackheath with her in 1802, but am not perfectly sure

to date. I am generally a month at a time (three months in the year) with Her Royal Highness; in April, August, and December ; was so in August, 1802. I did not oba serve any alteration in Her Royal Highness's shape which gave me any idea that she was pregnant. i had no reason to know or believe that she was pregnant. During my attendance, hardly a day passes without my seeing her. She could not have been far advanced in pregnancy without my knowing it. I was at East Cliff with her Royal Highness in August, 1803. I saw Captain Manby only once at East Cliff, in August, 1803, to the best of my

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