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Royal Highness the Princess of Wales and that there never did any thing pass between Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales and myself, that I should be in any degree unwilling that all the world should haveseen. (Signed)

THO. MANBY. Sworn at the Public Office,

Hatton Garden, London, the 22d day of September, 1806, before me,

(Signed) THOMAS LEACH.

The Deposition of Thomas Lawrence, of Greek

street Soho, in the County of Middlesex, Por. trait Painter.

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Having had read to me the following Extract from a Copy of a Deposition of William Cole, purporting to have been sworn before Lords Spencer and Grenville the 10th day of June, 1806, viz. “ Mr. Lawrence, the painter, used to go to Montague

House about the latter end of 1801, when he “ was painting the Princess, and he has slept in " the house two or three nights together. I have "ostenseenhim alone with the Princess sat eleven or “ twelve o'clock at night; he has been there as “ late as one or two o'clock in the morning. One

night I saw him with the Princess in the blue

room, after the ladies had retired ; sometime " afterwards, when I supposed he was gone to “ his bed-room, I went to see that all was safe, “ and found the blue room door locked, and

“ heard a whispering in it, and then went away." I do solemnly, and upon my oath, depose that having received the commands of Her Royal Highness the

Princess of Wales to paint her Royal Highness's Porno trait, and that of the Princess Charlotte; I attended for that purpose at Montague House, Blackheath, several times about the beginning of the year 1801, and having been informed that Sir William Beechey, upon a similar occasion, had slept in the house, for the greater convenience of executing his painting; and it having been intimated to me, that I might probably be allowed the same advantage, I signified my wish to avail myself of it; and accordingly I did sleep at Montague House several nights :-that frequently, when employed upon this painting, and occasionally, between the close of a day's sitting and the time of Her Royal Highness dressing for dinner, I have been alone in Her Royal Highness's presence ; I have likewise been graciously admitted to Her Royal Highness's presence in the evenings, and remained there till twelve, one, and two o'clock; but, I do solemnly swear, I was never alone in the presence of Her Royal Highness in an evening, to the best of my recollection and belief, except in one single instance, and that for a short time, when I remained with Her Royal Highness in the blue-room, or drawing-room, as I remember, to answer some question which had been put to me, at the moment I was about to retire together with the ladies in waiting, who had been previously present as well as myself; and, though I cannot recollect th particulars of the conversation which then took place, , I do solemnly swear, that nothing passed between Her Royal Highness and myself, which I could have had the least objection for all the world to have seen and heard. And I do further, upon my oath, solemnly declare, that I never was alone in the presence of Her Royal Highness in any other place, or in any other way, than as above described ; and that neither, upon the occasion last mentioned, nor upon any other, was I ever in

Royal Highness the Princess of Wales and that there never did any thing pass between Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales and myself, that I should be in any degree unwilling that all the world should haveseen. (Signed)

THO. MANBY. Sworn at the Public Office,

Hatton Garden, London, the 22d day of September, 1806, before me,

(Signed) THOMAS LEACH.

The Deposition of Thomas Lawrence, of Greek

street Soho, in the County of Middlesex, Portrait Painter.

Having had read to me the following Extract from a Copy of a Deposition of William Cole, purporting to have been sworn before Lords Spencer and Grenville the 10th day of June, 1806, viz. “ Mr. Lawrence, the painter, used to go to Montague “ House about the latter end of 1801, when he

was painting the Princess, and he has slept in “ the house two or three nights together. I have "oftenscenhim alone with the Princess sat eleven or “ twelve o'clock at night; he has been there as

late as one or two o'clock in the morning. One “ night I saw him with the Princess in the blue room, after the ladies had retired ; sometime « afterwards, when I supposed he was gone to “ his bed-room, I went to see that all was safe, “ and found the blue room door locked, and

“ heard a whispering in it, and then went away." I do golemnly, and upon my oath, depose that having received the commands of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales to paint her Royal Highness's Por trait, and that of the Princess Charlotte; I attended for that purpose at Montague House, Blackheath, several times about the beginning of the year 1801, and having been informed that Sir William Beechey, upon a similar occasion, had slept in the house, for the greater convenience of executing his painting; and it having been intimated to me, that I might probably be allowed the same advantage, I signified my wish to avail myself of it; and accordingly I did sleep at Montague House several nights :-that frequently, when employed upon this painting, and occasionally, between the close of a day's sitting and the time of Her Royal Highness dressing for dinner, I have been alone in Her Royal Highness's presence ; I have likewise been graciously admitted to Her Royal Highness's presence in the evenings, and remained there till twelve, one, and 1.wo o'clock; but, I do solemnly swear, I was never alone in the presence of Her Royal Highness in an evening, to the best of my recollection and belief, except in one single instance, and that for a short time, when I remained with Her Royal Highness in the blue-room, or drawing-room, as I remember, to answer some question which had been put to me, at the moment I was about to retire together with the ladies in waiting, who had been previously present as well as myself; and, though I cannot recollect the particulars of the conversation which then took place, I do solemnly swear, that nothing passed between Her Royal Highness and myself, which I could have had the least objection for all the world to have seen and heard. And I do further, upon my oath, solemnly declare, that I never was alone in the presence of Her Royal Highness in any other place, or in any other way, than as above described; and that neither, upon the occasion last mentioned, ror upon any other, was I ever in the presence of Her Royal Highness, in any room what. ever, with the door locked, bolted, or fastened, other. wise than in the common and usual manner, which leaves it in the power of any person on the outside of the door to open it.

(Signed) THOMAS LAWRENCE. Sworn at the Public Office,

Hatton Garden, this 24th day of September, 1806, beiore me,

(Signed) THOMAS LEACH.

The Deposition of Thomas Edmeades, of Greene

wich, in the County of Kent, Surgeon. On Tuesday, May 20th, 1806, I waited upon Ear! Moira, by his appointment, who, having introduced me to Mr. Connant, a Magistrate for Westminster, proceeded to mention a charge preferred against me, by one of the female servants of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, of my having said, that her Royal Highness had been pregnant. His Lordship then asked me, if I had not bled her Royal Highness; and whether, at that time, I did not mention to a servant, that I thought her Royal Highness in the family way; and whether I did not also ask, at the same time, if the Prince had been down to Montague House. I answered, that it had never entered my mind that her Royal Highness was in such a situation, and that, therefore, certainly, I never made the remark to any one; nor had I asked whether his Royal Highness had visited the house :- I said, that, at that time, a report, of the nature alluded to, was prevalent; but that I treated it as the infamous lie of the day. His Lordship

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