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the truth of the written answers requested from her Ladyship.

(No Signature in the original.)

(No. 23.)

Sidmouth, July 3, 1806. My Lord, I immediately communicated to Lady Willoughby the Queries transmitted to me in the envelope of a letter dated July the first, which I had the honour to receive this day from your Lordship. I return the Queries with Lady Willoughby's Answers in her own hand-writing. -We are both truly sensible of your Lordship's kind attention in not requiring Lady Willoughby's personal attendance. She will most readily obey the order of the Council, should her presence become necessary.I have the GWYDIR. honour, &c.

between Her Royal Highness and any other. person whatever? and if so, what are they?

To Earl Spencer, &c. &c. &c.
A true Copy, J. Becket.

(No. 24.)

Queries. 1. Does Lady Willoughby remember seeing the Princess of Wales at breakfast or dinner at her house, either at Whitehall or Beckenham, on or about the months of May or June, 1802?

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2. Has her Ladyship any recollection of the circumstance of Her Royal Highness having retired from the company at such breakfast or dinner, on account, or under the pretence, of having spilt any thing over her handkerchief? And if so, did Lady Willoughby attend· her Royal Highness on that occasion? and what then passed between them relative to that circumstance?

Answers. 1. In the course of the last ten years the Princess of Wales has frequently done me the honour to breakfast and dine at Whitehall, and Langley, in Kent. Her Royal Highness may 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. I do not remember her Royal Highness having at any time retired from the company either at Whitehall, or at Langley, under the of having pretence spilt any thing over her handkerchief.

3. Had Lady Wil loughby frequent opportunities in the course of that year to see Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, and at what periods? And did she at any time during the year, observe any appearance, which led her to suspect that the Princess of Wales was pregnant?

4. Is Lady Willoughby acquainted with any other circumstances leading to the same conclusion, or tending to establish the fact of a criminal intercourse or improper familiarity

(No. 25.)—Robert Bidgood's farther 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 was with her; she would go out about one, and return about five or six, sometimes sooner or later. The day the Africaine sailed from South End, the Princess ordered us to pack up for Blackheath next morning. Captain Manby was there three times a week, at least, whilst his ship lay for six weeks off South End, at the Nore; he came as tide served; used to come in a mornI have seen him ing, and dine, and drink tea. 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. 9, and bid me not wait to put them up. She gave me the orders as soon as she went to South End. I used to see water-jugs, basins, and towels set out opposite the Princess's door in the passage. Never saw them so left in the passage at any other time. I suspected he was there at those times, and there was a general Mrs. and Miss suspicion throughout the house. Fitzgerald there, and Miss Hammond (now Lady Hood). My suspicions arose from seeing them in the glasses kiss each other, as I mentioned before, like people fond of each other, a very close kiss. Her behaviour like that of a woman attached to a man; used to be by themselves at luncheon at South End, when Ladies not sent for, a number of times. There was a pony 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 a matter of discourse amongst them. I lived there when Sir Sidney Smith came; her manner with him ap. peared very familiar; she appeared very attentive to him, but I did not suspect any thing further. 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 suspected them to be for Captain Manby, and others in the house supposed the (Signed) R. BIDGOOD, . Sworn before us, in Downing-street, this 3d day of July, 1806. (Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH.

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3. To the best of my remembrance I had few opportunities of seeing the Princess of Wales in the year 1802, and Í do not recollect having observed any particular circumstances relative to her Royal Highness's appearance.

any individual, tending to establish the fact of a criminal intercourse, or improper familiarity, WILLOUGHBY.

4. During the ten years I have had the honour of knowing the Princess of Wales, I do not bear in mind a single instance of Her Royal Highness's conduct in society towards

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I attended the Princess of Wales in the spring, and latter end of the year 1802, i. 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 her 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. I never observed then, or at any other time, any thing which induced me to think Her Royal Highness was in a pregnantly, 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 in extraordinary illness. Her Royal Highness has for the last year and a half had her prescriptions made up at Walker and Young's, St. James's-street. If she had been a pregnant woman in June, 1802, I could not have helped observing it.

(Signed) FRANCIS MILLMAN. Sworn before us, in Downing-street, July 3d, 1806, by the said Sir Francis Millman.

(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,

GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. A true copy, J. Becket.

with the Princess, and sat in the same room, he generally retired about 11 o'clock; he sat with us till then. This occurred three or four times a week, or more. Her Royal Highness, the Lady in Waiting, and her Page, have each a key of the door from the Green-house to the Park. Captain Manby and the Princess used, when we were together, to be speaking together separate

conversing separately, but not in a room alone together, to my knowledge. He was a person with whom she appeared to have greater pleasure in talking than to her Ladies. She behaved to him only as any woman would who likes flirting. I should not have thought any married woman would have behaved properly, who should have behaved as Her Royal Highness did to Captain Manby. I can't say whether she was attached to Capt. Manby, only that it was a flirting conduct. Never saw any gallantries, as kissing her hand, or the like. I was with Her Royal Highness at Lady Sheffield's, last Christmas, in Sussex. I inquired what company was there when I came. She said, only Mr. John Chester, who was there by Her Royal Highness's that she could no other to meet her, on account of the roads and season of the year. He dined and slept there that night. The next day other company came. Mr. Chester remained; I heard her Royal Highness say she had been ill in the night, and came and lighted her candle in her servant's room ; I returned from Sheffield-place to Blackheath with the Princess. Captain Moore dined there. I left him and the Princess twice alone for a short time; he might be alone half an hour with her. In the room below in which we had been sitting, I went to look for a book to complete a set her Royal Higliness was lending Captain Moore. She made him a present of an inkstand, to the best of my recollection. He was there one morning in January last, on the Prin cess Charlotte's Birth-day. He went away before the rest of the company; I might be absent twenty minutes the second time. I was away the night Captain Moore was there. At Lady Sheffield's Her Royal Highness paid more attention to Mr. Chester than to the rest of the company. I knew of Her Royal Highness walking out twice alone with Mr. Chester in the morning; once a short time it rained-the other not an hour-not long. Mr. Chester is a pretty young man. Her attentions to him were not uncommon, not the same as to Captain Manby. - I am not certain whether the Princess answered, any letters of Lady Douglas. I was at Catherington with the Princess. Remember Mr. now Lord Hood, there, and the Princess going out airing with him alone in Mr. Hood's little whiskey, and his servant was with them. Mr. Hood drove; and staid out two or three hours, more than once. Three or four times. Mr. Hood dined with us several times, once or twice he slept in a house in the garden. She appeared to pay no attention to him but that of common civility to an intimate acquaintance. I remember the Princess sitting to Mr. Lawrence for her picture, at Blackheath and in London; I have left her at his house in town with him. I think Mrs. Fitzgerald was with her, and she sat alone with him, I think, at Blackheath. I was never in her Roy al Highness's confidence, but she has always been kind and good-natured to me. tioned Captain Manby particularly to me. I remember her being blooded the day Lady Shef field's child wâs christened, not several times that

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(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 South End with the Princess; was at Blackheath with her in 1802, but am not perfectly sure as to dates. 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 observe 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 at. tendance hardly a day passes without my seeing her. She could not be far advanced in pregnaney without my knowing it. I was at East Cliffe with Her Royal Highness, in August, 1803; I saw Captain Manby only once at East Cliffe, in August, 1803, to the best of my recollectionhe might have been oftener; and once again at Deal Castle; Captain Manby landed there with some boys the Princess takes on charity. I saw Captain Manby at East Cliffe one morning, not particularly early. I do not know of any presents which the Princess made Captain Manby. I have seen Captain Manby at Blackheath one Christmas; he used to come to diue the Christmas before we were at Ramsgate. It was the Christmas after Mrs. Austin's child came. He always went away in my presence. I had no reason to think he staid after we (the Ladies) retired. He lodged on the Heath at that time. I believe his ship was fitting up at Deptford. He was there frequently. I think not every day. He generally came to dinner three or four times a week or more. I suppose he might be alone with her. But the Princess is in the habit of seeing Gentlemen and tradesmen without my being present; I have seen him at luncheon and dinner both; the boys came with him, not to dinner, and not generally, not above to or three times,-two boys-I think. Sir Sidney Smith came also frequently the Christmas before that, to the best of my recollection. At dinner, when Capt. Manby dined, he always sat next Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; the constant company were Mrs, and Miss Fitzgerald and myself; we all retired

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was in the habit of being blooded twice a year.
The Princess at one time appeared to like Lady
Douglas; Sir John came frequently; Sir Sidney
Smith visited about the same time with the
Douglas's; I have seen Sir Sidney there very late
in the evening, but not alone with the Princess;
I have no reason to suspect he had a key of the
Park gate; I never heard of any body being
found wandering about at Blackheath. I have
heard of somebody being found wandering about
late at night at Mount Edgecumbe, when the
Princess was there. I heard that two women
and a man were seen crossing the hall. The
Princess saw a great deal of company at Mount
Edgecumbe. Sir Richard Strachan was reported
to have spoken freely of the Princess. I did not
hear that he had offered a rudeness to her per-
son. She told me she had heard he had spoken
disrespectfully of her, and therefore, I believe,
wrote to him by Sir Samuel Hood.
(Signed)
HESTER LISLE,
Sworn before us, in Downing-street,
this third Da of July, 1806.
(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,

Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. To introduce the following relation, it is necessary for me to premise, that on entering the Prince of Wales's bed-room, where our interview took place, my Brother, after dismissing his attendants, said to me, that some circumstances had come to his knowledge with respect to a transaction with the Princess of Wales, in which he found that I had been a party concerned; that if he had not placed the most entire reliance on my attachment to him, and he was pleased to add, on the well-known uprightness of my character and principles, he should certainly have felt himself in no small degree offended at having learnt the facts alluded to from others, and not in the first instance from me, which he conceived himself every way entitled to expect, but more especially from that footing of confidence on which he had ever treated me through life; but, that being fully satisfied my explanation of the matter would prove that he was not wrong in the opinion he had formed of the honourable motives that had actuated me in observing a silence with regard to him upon the subject. He then was anxiously waiting for me to proceed with a narrative, his wish to hear which he was sure he had only to express to ensure my (No. 28.)-Lower Brook-street, July 4, 1806. immediate acquiescence with it. The Prince My Lord, Before your arrival in Downing- then gave me his hand, assuring me he did not street, last night, I bespoke the indulgence of feel the smallest degree of displeasure towards me, the Lords of His Majesty's council forinaccuracy and proceeded to introduce the subject upon as to dates, respecting any attendance at Black-which he required inforníation. When, feeling it heath before 1803. Having only notice in the a duty I owed to him, to withhold from his know. forenoon of an examination, I could not prepare ledge no part of the circumstances connected myself for it, to any period previous to that with it, that I could bring back to my recollecyear, and I now hasten as far as the examina- tion, I related the facts to him, as nearly as I can remember, in the following words :tion of my papers will permit, to correct an error, into which I fell, iu stating to their Lordships that I attended Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales in the spring of 1802, and that I then met His Royal Highness the late Duke of Gloucester at Blackheath. It was in the Spring of 1801, and not of 1802, that, after attending Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales for ten or twelve days, I had the honour of seeing the Duke of Gloucester at her house. I have the honour, &c.

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GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. A true copy, J. Becket.

(Signed) A true copy, J. Becket.

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"About a twelvemonth since, or thereabout, "(for I cannot speak positively to the exact "date,) I received a note from the Princess of "Wales, by which she requested me to come "over to Blackheath, in order to assist her in "arranging a disagreeable matter, between her, "Sir Sydney Smith, and Sir John and Lady "Douglas, the particulars of which she would "relate to me, when I should call. I, in con

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sequence, waited upon her, agreeably to her "desire, a day or two after, when she com"menced the conversation by telling me, that "she supposed knew she had at one time lived "with Lady Douglas on a footing of intimacy, "but that she had had reason afterwards to

Earl Cholmondeley, sworn July 16th, 1806. I have seen the Princess of Wales write frequently, and I think I am perfectly acquainted with her manner of writing.A letter pro -This letduced to his Lordship, marked (A). A ter is not of the Princess's hand-writing.paper produced to his Lordship, marked (B), with a kind of drawing with the names of Sir Sydney Smith and Lady Douglas.This paper appears to me to be written in a disguised hand. Some of the letters remarkably resemble the Princess's writing; but because of the disguise I cannot say whether it be or be not Her Royal" Highness's writing.- -On the cover being shewn to his Lordship, also marked (B), he gave the same answer.- -His Lordship was also shewn the cover marked (C), to which his Lordship answered, I do not see the same resemblance to the Princess's writing in this paper. CHOLMONDELEY. Sworn before us, July 16th, 1806. ERSKINE, SPENCER,

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ever, contrary to her expectation, upon the "return of Sir John and her from Plymouth to "London, Lady Douglas had called and left her "name twice or three times, notwithstanding she "must have seen that admission was refused her; that having been confirmed in the opinion she "had before had occasion to form of her Lady"ship by an anonymous letter she had received, "in which she was very strongly cautioned "against renewing her acquaintance with her, "both as being unworthy of her confidence, "from the liberties she had allowed herself to "take with the Princess's name, and the light66 ness of her character, she had felt herself "obliged, as Lady Douglas would not take the "hint that her visits were not wished for, to "order Miss Vernon to write her a note, speci

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❝fically telling her that they would in future be "dispensed with; that the consequence of this "had been an application, through one of her" "Ladies, in the joint names of Sir Sydney "Smith, Sir John and Lady Douglas, for an "audience, to require an explanation of this, "which they considered as an affront, and that," to induce him to drop the matter altogether. "being determined not to grant it, or to suffer "About four or five days after this, Sir Sydney "any unpleasant discussion upon the subject,"called upon ine again, and informed me, "she entreated me to take whatever steps I "that upon making use, with Sir John, of "might judge best to put an end to the matter, "those reasons which I had authorized his "and rid her of all farther trouble about it. I "stating to be those by which I was actuated "stated in reply, that I had no knowledge of " in making the request that he would not press "either Sir John or Lady Douglas, and there-"the business farther, he had not been able to "fore could not, in the first instance, address" resist their force, but that the whole extent of "myself to them, but that I had some ac- promise he had been able to obtain of him, แ quaintance with Sir Sydney Smith, and if the "amounted to no more than that he would, under "Princess was not averse to that channel, I "existing circumstances, remain quiet, if left un"would try what I could in that way effect."molested, for that he would not pledge himself "This being assented to by the Princess, I took "not to bring the subject forward hereafter, my leave, and immediately on my return" when the same motive might no longer operate home, wrote a note to Sir Sydney Smith, re- "to keep him silent. This result I communi"questing him to call on me as soon as he conve- "cated, to the best of my recollection, the fol"niently could, as I had some business to speak "lowing day, to the Princess, who seemed sa"to him upon. Sir Sydney in consequence "tisfied with it, and from that day to the pre"called on me (I think) the next day, when I "sent one, (November 10, 1805,) I never "related to him the conversation, as above" have heard the subject named again in any stated, that I had had with the Princess, After" shape, until called upon by the Prince, to "hearing all I had to say, he observed, that the "make known to him the circumstances of this Princess, in stating to me that her prohibition "transaction, as far as I could bring them to my to Lady Douglas to repeat her visits at Black- recollection." "heath, had led to the application for an an"dience of Her Royal Highness, had kept from "me the real cause why he, as well as Sir John "and Lady Douglas, had made it, as it origi"nated in a most scandalous anonymous letter, "of a nature calculated to set on Sir John and "him to cut each other's throats, which, from "the hand-writing and style, they were both "fully convinced was the production of the "Princess herself. I naturally expressed my sentiments upon such conduct, on the part of "the Princess, in terms of the strongest animadversion; but, nevertheless, anxious to avoid "the shameful eclat which the publication of "such a fact to the world must produce, the ef"fect which its coming to the King's knowledge "would probably have on his health, from the "delicate state of his nerves, and all the ad"ditional misunderstandings between His Ma"jesty and the Prince, which I foresaw would "inevitably follow, were this fact, which would "give the Prince so powerful a handle to

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express his feelings upon the countenance "shewn by the King to the Princess, at a time "when I knew him to be severely wounded by "His Majesty's visits to Blackheath on the one "hand, and the reports he had received of the "Princess's conduct, on the other, to be brought "to light, I felt it my bounden duty, as an "honest man, to urge all these arguments with "Sir Sydney Smith in the most forcible manner "I was master of, adding also as a farther object, worthy of the most serious consideration, the "danger of any appearance of ill blood in the family at such an eventful crisis, and to press 26 upon his mind the necessity of his using his "best endeavours with Sir John Douglas, not"withstanding all the provocation that had been "given them, to induce him to let the matter drop, and pursue it no farther. Sir Sydney "observed to me, that Sir John Douglas was a " man whom, when once he had taken a line "from a principle of honour, it was very difficult "to persuade him to depart from it; however,

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And now having fulfilled what the Prince wished me to do, to the best of my abilities, in ease hereafter any one by whom a narrative of all the circumstances as related by Sir John and Lady Douglas, of whom I was informed by my brother, subsequent to our conversation, should imagine that I know more of them than I have herein stated, I hereby spontaneously declare, that what I have written is the whole extent of what I was apprized of, and had the Princess thought proper to inform me of what, in the Narrative of the Information given by Sir John and Lady Douglas, is alluded to, I should have felt myself obliged to decline all interference in the business, and to have at the same time stated to her, that it would be impossible for me to keep a matter of such importance from the knowledge of the Prince, (Signed) EDWARD.

Dec. 27, 1805.

A true copy, B. Bloomfield. A true copy, J. Becket,
Whitehall, 29th August, 1806.

APPENDIX (B.)

No. 3.-For the purpose of confirming the Statement, made by Lady Douglas, of the Circumstances mentioned in her Narrative, the following Examinations have been taken, and which have been signed by the several Persons who have been examined.

SARAH LAMPERT.

N. B. This witness was not examined by the Commissioners; at least, no copy of any examination of her's was transmitted with the other papers; and no observation is made in the Report of the Commis sioners, or in the answer of Her Royal Highness upon her examinations. It has, therefore, been thought that there was no necessity for publishing them.-There are two of them; one dated at Chelten ham, 8th January, 1806; the other with no date of place, but dated 29th March, 1806.

MR. WILLIAM LAMPERT.

N. B. The same observations apply to Mr. Wil liam Lampert's Examination, as to those of his wife,

with this additional circumstance, that the whole of Sander knows every thing; that she has aphis Examination is mere hearsay.

peared in great distress on many occasions, and has said to him, the Princess is an altered woman; he believes Sander to be a very res pectable woman.He says, that he believes Roberts to be an honest man; that Roberts bas said to him-(As Roberts himself was examined by the Commissioners, and his deposition is given in Appendix A, No. 8, what Cole says he heard him say is omitted here.)That Arthur, the gar dener, is a decent man, but does not know if he is privy to any thing. -That Bidgood is a deaf quiet mau, but thinks he has not been confidentially trusted.That Mrs. Gosden was nurse to the child, and was always up-stairs with it; she is a respectable woman; but after some time, took upon herself much consequence, and refused to dine in the servants' hall.In 1801, Lawrence, the painter, was at Montague House, for four or five days at a time, painting the Princess's picture; that he was frequently alone late in the night, with the Princess, and much suspicion was entertained of him.

WM. COLE.

14th January, 1806.-William Cole. Says, that the Princess was at Mr. Hood's, at Satherington, near Portsmouth, for near a month in the last summer, where she took her footman and servants. That the house in which Mr. Hood lived was given up to the Princess, and he, and his family, went to reside in a small house adjoining. That the Princess and Mr. Hood very frequently went out in the forenoon, and remained out for four or five hours at a time. That they rode in a gig, attended by a boy, (a country lad) servant to Mr. Hood, and took with them cold meat; that they used to get out of the gig, and walk into the wood, leaving the boy to attend the horse and gig till their return. This happened very frequently; that the Duke of Kent called one day, and seeing the Princess's attendants at the window, came into the house, and after waiting some time, went away without seeing the Princess, who was out with Mr. Hood. This information Mr. Cole had from Fanny Lloyd. When Mr. Cole found the drawingroom, which led to the staircase to the Princess's apartments, locked, he does not know whether any person was with her, but it appeared odd to him, as he had formed some suspicions. Mr. Cole says, that he saw the Princess at Blackheath about four times in the year 1802, after he left her in April, and five or six times in London; that he had heard a story of the Princess's being with child, but cannot say that he formed an opinion that she was so; that she grew lusty, and appeared large behind; and that at the latter end of the year he made the observation, that the Princess was grown thinner. That he can. not form an opinion about the child; that he has seen an old man and woman (about 50 years of age) at Montague House on a Sunday, and has inquired who they were, when he was answered by the servants in the hall, "That is little Billy's mother," (meaning the child the Princess had taken, and which was found by Stike. man.) WM. COLE. Temple, 30th January, 1806.-William Cole. Says, that on the 17th of January instant, he walked from Blackheath to London with Mr. Stikeman, and, in the conversation on the road, Cole mentioned the circumstance of the little child, saying, that he was grown a fine interest

11th January, 1806.-William Cole. Has been with the Prince for 21 years in this month; he went with the Princess on her marriage, and remained till April, 1802-In 1801, he says, he had reason to be dissatisfied with the Princess's conduct. During the latter part of that year he has seen Mr. Canning several times alone with the Princess, in a room adjoining to the drawing-room, for an hour or two, of which the company took notice.-In January, 1802, Sir Sidney frequently came to dine with the Princess, and their intimacy became familiar; he has frequently dined and supped at the house, and when the ladies have retired, about eleven o'clock, he has known Sir Sidney remain alone with the Princess an hour or two afterwards; his suspicions increased very much; and one night, about twelve o'clock, he saw a person wrapped up in a great coat, go across the park, into the gate to the green house, and he verily believes it was Sir Sidney.-In the month of March, 1802, the Princess ordered some sandwiches, which Cole took into the drawing-room, where he found Sir Sidney talking to the Princess; he sat down the sandwiches, and retired. In a short time he went again into the room, where he found the gentleman and lady sitting close together, in so familiar a posture as to alarm him very much, which he expressed by a start back, and a look at the gentleman. He dates his dismissal from this circumstance; for, about a fortnight afterwards, he was sent for by the Duke of Kent, who told him he had seen the Princess at court the day before: that she had expressed the greatest regard for him, and that she intended to do something for him, by employing him, as a confidential person, to do her little matters in town; and his attendance at Montague House would not be required. He received this intimation with much concern; but said, her Royal Highness's pleasure must govern him.-He says, that the cordiality between the Princess and Lady D. was very soon brought about; and, he supposes, on Sir Sidney's account; that the Princess frequently went across the heath to Lady D., where she staid till late in the evening, and that, sometimes, Lady D. and Sir Sidney have come with the Princess to Montague House late in the evening, when they have supped.-Sometime, after he left Montague House, he went down, when he spoke to Fanny Lloyd, and asked her how things went on amongst them; she said, she wished he had remained amongst them; there was strange goings on; that Sir Sidney was frequently there; and that one day, when Mary Wilson supposed the Princess to be gone into the library, she went into the bed-room, where she found a man at breakfast with the Princess; that there was a great to do about it; and that Mary Wilson was sworn to secrecy, and threateued to be turned away if she divulged what she had seen. He does not know mnch of what passed at Margate in 1803.-In 1804, the Princess was at Southend, where Fanny Lloyd also was; when Cole saw her after her return, he asked how they had gone on; she said, "Delightful doings, always on ship-board, or the Captain at our house."-She told him, that one evening, when all were supposed to be in bed, Mrs. Lisle met a man in the passage; but no alarm was made this was Captain Manby; he was constantly in the house. Mr. Cole says, that Mrs.

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