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indulging in the hope, that every day, as it passed, would bring me the happy tidings,that your Majesty was satisfied of my innocence; and convinced of the unfounded malice of my enemies, in every part of their charge. Nine long weeks of daily expectation, and suspence, have now elapsed ; and they have brought me nothing but disappointment. I have remained in total ignorance of what has been done, what is doing, or what is intended

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this subject. Your Majesty's goodness will therefore pardon me, if in the step which I now take, I act upon a mistaken conjecture with respect to the fact. But from the Lord Chancellor's communication to my Solicitor, and from the time which has elapsed, I am led to conclude, that your Majesty had directed the copy of my letter to be laid before the Com. missioners, requiring their advice upon the subject; ; and, possibly, their official occupations, and their other duties to the state, may not have, as yet, allowed them the opportunity of attending to it. But your Majesty will permit' me to observe that, however excusable this delay may be on their parts, yet it operates most injuriously upon me; my feelings are severely tortured by thesuspence, while my character is sinking in the opinion of the public.

It is known, that a Report, though acquitting me of crime, yet imputing matters highly disreputable to my honour, has been made to your Majesty;—that that Report has been communicated to me;—that I have endeavoured to answer it; and that I still remain, at the end of nine weeks from

the delivery of my answer, unacquainted with the judgment which is formed upon it. May I be permitted to observe upon the extreme prejudice. which this delay, however to be accounted for by the numerous important occupations of the Commissioners, produces to my honour? The world, in total ignorance of the real state of the facts, begin to infer my guilt from it. I feel myself already sinking,inthe estimationof your Majesty's subjects, as well as of whạt remains to me of my own family, into (a state intolerable to a mind.conscious of its purity and innocence) a state in which my honour appears at last equivocal, and my virtue is suspected. From this state I humbly entreat your Majesty to perceive, that I can have no bope of being restored, until either your Majesty's favourabļe opinion shall be graciously notified to the world, by receiving me again into the Royal Presence, or until the full disclosure of the facts shall expose the malice of my accusers, and do away every possible ground for unfavourable inference and conjecture.

The various calamities with which it has pleased God of late to afflict me, I have endeavoured to bear, and trust I have borne with humble resignațion to the Divine will. But the effect of this in. famous charge, and the delay which has suspended its final termination by depriving me of the consolation which I should have received from your Majesty's presence and kindness, have given a heavy addition to them all ; and surely my bitterest enemies could hardly wish that they should be ina

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creased. But on this topic, as possibly not much affecting the justice, though it does the hardship, of my case, I forbear to dwell.

Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to recollect, that an occasion of assembling the Royal Family and your subjects, in dutiful and happy commemoration of her Majesty's Birth-day, is now near at hand. If the increased occupations which the approach of Parliament may ccasion, other cause, should

prevent the Commis sioners from enabling your Majesty to communicate your pleasure to me before that time; the world will infallibly conclude in their present state of ignorance,) that my answer must haye proved unsatisfactory, and that the infamous charges have been thought but too true.

These considerations, Sire, will, I trust, in your Majesty's gracious opinion, rescue thiş address from all imputation of impatience. For, your Majesty's sense of honourable feeling will naturally suggest, how utterly impossible it is that I, conscious of my own innocence, and believing that the malice ofmy enemies has been completely detected, can, without abandoning all regard to my interests, my happiness, and my honour, possibly be conten. ted to perceive the approach of such utter ruin to iny character, and yet wait, with patience, and in silence till it overwhelms me. I therefore take this liberty of throwing myself again at your Majesty's feet, and intreating and imploring of your Majesty's goodness and justice, in pity for my mi:

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series which this delay so severely aggravates, and in justice to my innocence and character, to urge the Commissioners to an early communication of their advice.

To save your Majesty and the Commissioners all unnecessary trouble, as well as to obviate all probability of further delay, I have directed a duplicate of this letter to be prepared, and have s nt one copy of it through the Lord Chancellor, and another through Colonel Taylor to your Majesty.

I am,

Sire,

With every sentiment of gratitude and loyalty,

Your Majesty's most affectionate, and dutiful Daughter-in-law, Servant and Subject.

C.P.

Montague House, December 8th, 1806

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The Lord Chancellor has the honour to present his most humble duty to the Princess of Wales, and to transmit to Her Royal Highness, the ac, companying Message from the King; which Her Royal Highness will observe, he has His Majes. ty's commands to communicate, to Her Royal Highness.

The Lord Chancellor would have done himself the honour to have waited personally upon Her Royal Highness, and have delivered it himself; but he considered the sending it sealed ; as more respectful and acceptable to Her Royal Highness. The Lord Chancellor received the original paper from the King yesterday, and made the copy now sent in his own hand.

January Twenty-eighth, 1807.

To Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.

The King having referred to his confidential Servants the proceedings and papers relative to the written declarations, which had been before His Majesty, respecting the conduct of the Princes of Wales, has been apprised by them, that after the fullest.consideration of the examinations

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