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a confidence, exactly proportioned to the respec-
tability of Mrs. Lisle's character, that, whatever
she meant, by any of these expressions, she
could not, by possibility, have meant to describe
conduct, which to her mind afforded evidence of
crime, vice, or indecency. It she had, her re-
gard to her own character, her own delicacy,
her own honourable and virtuous feelings, would
in less than the two years, which have since
elapsed, have found some excuse for separating
herself from that intimate connexion, which, by
her situation in my household, subsists between
us. She would not have remained exposed to
the repetition of so gross an offence, and insult,
to a modest, virtuous, and delicate woman, as
that of being made, night by night, witness to
scenes, openly acted in her presence, offensive
to virtue and decorum.—If your Majesty thinks
I have dwelt too long aud tediously on this part
of the case, I entreat your Majesty to think what
I must feel upon it. I feel it a great hardship,
as I have frequently stated, that under the cover
of a grave charge of High Treason, the proprie-
ties, and decencies, of my private conduct and
behaviour, have been made the subject, as I be-
lieve so unprecedently, of a formal investigation
upon oath. And that, in consequence of it, I
may, at this moment, be exposed to the danger
of forfeiting your Majesty's good opinion, and
being degraded disgraced in reputation
through the country, because what Mrs.
Lisle has said of my conduct, that it was
"only that of a woman who liked flirting," has
become recorded in the Report on this formal
inquiry, made into matters of grave crimes, and
of essential importance to the state. Let
me conjure your Majesty, over and over again,
before you suffer this circumstance to prejudice
me in your opiniou, not only to weigh all the
circumstances I have stated, but to look round
the first ranks of female virtue in this country,
and see how many women there are of most un-
impeached reputation, of most unsullied and un-
suspected honour, character and virtue, whose
conduct, though living happily with their hus-
bands, if submitted to the judgment of persons of
a severer cast of mind, especially if saddened, at
the moment, by calamity, might be styled to
be flirting." I would not, however, be un-
derstood as intending to represent Mrs. Lisle's
judgment, as being likely to be marked with any
improper austerity, and therefore I am certain
she must either have had no idea that the expressifying the justice of it. But a female character,
sions she has used, in the manner which she once so blasted, what hope or chance has it of
used them, were capable of being understood, in recovery?—Your Majesty will not fail to per-
so serious a light as to be referred to, amongst ceive, that I have pressed this part of the case,
circumstances deserving the most serious consi- with an earnestness which shews that I have felt
deration, and which must occasion most unfa- it. I have no wish to disguise from your Majes
vourable interpretations; or she must by the im- ty, that I have felt it, and felt it strongly. It
posing novelty of her situation, in private exami- is the only part of the case, which I conceive to
nation before four such grave characters, have be in the least degree against me, that rests upon
been surprised into the use of expressions, which, a witness who is at all worthy of your Majesty's
with a better opportunity of weighing them, she credit. How unfair it is, that any thing she has
would either not have used at all, or have ac- said should be pressed against me, I trust I have
companied with still more of qualification than sufficiently shewn. In canvassing, however,
that, which she has, however, in some degree, Mrs. Lisle's evidence, I hope I have never forgot
as it is, annexed to them.
what was due to Mrs. Lisle. I have been as
anxious not to do her injustice, as to do justice
to myself. I retain the same respect and regard
for Mrs. Lisle now, as I ever had. If the unfa-
vourable impressions, which the Commissioners
seem to suppose, fairly arise out of the expres-
sions she has used, I am confident they will be
understood, in a sense, which was never intended
by her. And I should scorn to purchase any

ren, or to his wife, or to any other relative?
How would it be endured, in general, and I
trust, that my case ought uot, in this respect, to
form an exception, that one woman should in a
similar manner be placed in judgment, upon the
conduct of another? And that judgment be re-
ported, where her character was of most import-
ance to her, as amongst things which must be
credited till decidedly contradicted? Let every
one put these questions home to their own
breasts, and before they impute blame to me,
for protesting against the fairness and justice of
this procedure, ask how they would feel upon it,
if it were their own case?—But perhaps they
cannot bring their imaginations to conceive that
it could ever become their own case. A few
months ago I could not have believed that it
would have been mine. But the just ground
of my complaint may perhaps be more easily
appreciated and felt, by supposing a more fami-
liar, but an analogous case. The High Treason,
with which I was charged, was supposed to be
committed in the foul crime of adultery. What
would be the impression of your Majesty, what
would be the impression upon the mind of any
one, acquainted with the excellent laws of your
Majesty's kingdom, and the admirable adminis-
tration of them, if upon a Commission of this
kind, secretly to inquire into the conduct of any
man, upon a charge of High Treason, against
the state, the Commissioners should not only
proceed to inquire, whether in the judgment of
the witness, the conduct of the accused was such
as became a loyal subject; but, when the result
of their Inquiry obliged them to report directly
gainst the charge of Treason, they, neverthe-
less, should record an imputation, or libel, against -
his character for loyalty, and reporting, as a part
of the evidence, the opinion of the witness, that
the conduct of the accused was such as did not be-
come a loyal subject, should further report, that
the evidence of that witness, without specifying
any part of it, must be credited till decidedly
contradicted, and deserved the most serious con-
sideration? How could he appeal from that
report? How could he decidedly contradict
the opinion of the witness! Sire, there is no
difference between this supposed case and mine,
but this. That in the case of the man, a charac-
ter for loyalty, however injured, could not be
destroyed by such an insinuation. His future
life might give him abundant opportunities of fal-

But my great complaint is the having, not, particularly, Mrs. Lisle's opinion, but any person's opinion, set up, as it were, in judgment against the propriety of my private conduct. How would it be endured, that the judgment of one man should be asked, and recorded in a solemn Report, against the conduct of another, wither with respect to his behaviour to his child

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slightest imputation, unjustly cast upon Mrs. Lisle, or any one else.Leaving therefore, with these observations, Mrs. Lisle's evidence, I must proceed to the evidence of Mr. Bidgood. The parts of it which apply to this part of the case, I mean my conduct to Captain Manby at Montagne House, I shall detail. They are as follows. "I first observed Captain Manby came to Montague House either the end of 1803, or the beginning of 1804. I was waiting one day in the anti-room; Captain Manby had his hat in his hand, and appeared to be going away: he was a long time with the Princess, and, as I stood on the steps waiting, I looked into the room in which they were, and in the reflection on the looking-glass I saw them salute each other. I mean that they kissed each other's lips. Captain Manby then went away. I then observed the Princess have her handkerchief in her hands, and wipe her eyes, as if she was crying, and went into the drawing room." In his second deposition, on the 3d July, talking of his suspicions of what passed at Southend, he says," they arose from seeing them kiss each other, as I mentioned before, like people fond of each other; a very close kiss." -In these extracts from his depositions, there can undoubtedly be no complaint of any thing being left to inference, Here is a fact, which must unquestionably occasion almost as unfavourable interpretations, as any fact of the greatest impropriety and indeco-pose of supporting Lady Douglas's statement, rum, short of the proof of actual crime. And how could he in his situation as an old servant of this fact is positively and affirmatively sworn to. the Prince, with whom, as he swears, he had And if this witness is truly represented, as one lived twenty-three years, creditably to himself, who must be credited till he is decidedly contra- account for having concealed it so long? And dicted; and the decided contradiction of the par- how came Lady Douglas and Sir John to find out ties accused, should be considered us unavailing, that he knew it, if he never had communicated it constitutes a charge which cannot possibly be it before? If he had communicated it, it would answered. For the scene is so laid, that there is then have been useful to have heard how far his no eye to witness it, but his own: and therefore present story was consistent with his former; and there can be no one who can possibly contradict if it should have happened that this and other him, however false his story may be, but the per- matters, which he may have stated, were, at sons whom he accused. As for me, Sire, there is that time, made the subject of any inquiry; no mode, the most solemn that can be devised, in then how far that inquiry had tended to confirm which I shall not be anxious and happy to con. or shake his credit. His first examination was, tradict it. And I do here most solemnly, in the it is true, taken by Lord Grenville, and Lord face of Heaven, most directly and positively Spencer alone, without the aid of the experience affirm, that it is as foul, malicious, and wicked of the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice; a falsehood, as ever was invented by the malice this undoubtedly may account for the omission: of man. Captain Manby, to whom I have been but the noble Lords will forgive me if I say it under the necessity of applying, for that purpose, does not excuse it, especially as Mr. Bidgood in the deposition which I annex, most expressly was examined again on the 3d of July, by all the and positively denies it also. Beyond these our Commissioners, and this fact is again referred to two denials, there is nothing which can by pos- then as the foundation of the suspicion which he sibility be directly opposed to Mr. Bidgood's afterwards entertained of Captain Manby at evidence. All that remains to be done is to ex- Southend. Nay, that last deposition affords on amine Mr. Bidgood's credit, and to see how far my part, another ground of similar complaint of he deserves the character which the Commis- the strongest kind. It opens thus: "The Prinsioners give to him.-How unfoundedly they "cess used to go out in her phaeton with coachgave such a character to Mr. Cole, your Majes-" ty, I am satisfied, must be fully convinced.I suppose there must be some mistake, I will not call it by any harsher name, for I think it can be no more than a mistake, in Mr. Bidgood's saying, that the first time he knew Captain Manby come to Montague House, was at the end of 1803, or beginning of 1804; for he first came at the end of the former year; and the fact is, that Mr. Bidgood must have seen him then. But, however, the date is comparatively immaterial, the fact it is, that is important.And here, Sire, surely I have the same complaint which I have so often urged. I would ask your Majesty, whether I, not as a Princess of Wales,


a had not a thought, and to be presumed innocent, till I was proved to be guilty? Let me ask, if there ever could exist a case, in which the credit of the witness ought to have been more severely sifted and tried? The fact rested solely upon his single assertion. However false, it could not possibly receive contradiction, but from the parties. The story itself surely is not very probable. My character cannot be considered as under inquiry; it is already gone, and decided upon, by those, if there are any such, who think such a story probable.-That in a room, with the door open, and a servant known to be waiting just by, we should have acted such a scene of gross indecency. The indiscretion at least might have rendered it improbable, even to those, whose prejudices against me, might be prepared to conceive nothing improbable in the indecency of it. Yet this seems to have been received as a fact that there was no reason to question. The witness is assumed, without hesitation, to be the witness of truth, of unquestionable veracity. Not the faintest trace is there to be found of a single question put to him, to try and sift the credit which was due to him, or to his story.

Is he asked, as I suggested before should have been done with regard to Mr. Cole-To whom he told this fact before? When he told it? What was ever done in consequence of this information? If he never told it, till for the pur

man and heiper 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 date when Captain Manby's ship was lying at Long Reach, is not given; and therefore whether this was before, or after, the scene of the supposed salute, does not appear. But for what was this statement of Mr. Bidgood's made? Why was it introduced? Why were these drives towards Long Reach with luncheon, connected with Captain Manby's ship lying there at the time, examined to by the Commissioners? The first

spondence to be kept up with my charity boys, when on board of ship, as the nature of their situation will admit of, and as Mr. Sicard is the person who manages all matters concerning them, and enters into their interests with the most friendly anxiety, he certainly was apprized of the probability of the ship's arrival off Southend, before she came. And here I may as well perhaps, by the way, remark, that as this correspondence with the boys is always under cover to the captain; this circumstance may account to your Majesty for the fact, which is stated by some of the witnesses, of several letters being put into the post by Sicard, some of which he may have received from me, which were directed to Captain Manby.Soon after the arrival of the Africaine, however, Bidgood says, the Captain put off in his boat. Sicard went to meet him, and immediately brought him up to me and my Ladies;—he dined there then, and came frequently to see me. It would have been as candid if Mr. Bidgood had represented the fact as it really was, though perhaps the circumstance is not very material:-that the Captain brought the two boys on shore with him to see me, and this, as well as many other circumstances connected with these boys, the existence of whom, as accounting in any degree for the intercourse between me and Captain Manby, could never have been collected from out of Bidgood's depositions, Sicard would have stated, if the Commissioners had examined him to it. But though he is thus referred to, though his name is mentioned about the letters sent to Captain Manby, he does not appear to have been examined to any of them, and all at he appears to have been asked is, as to his remembering Captain Manby visiting at Montague House, and to my paying the expense of the linen furniture for his cabin. But Mr. Sicard was, I suppose, represented by my enemies to be a confidant, from whom no truth could be extracted, and therefore that it was idle waste of time to examine him to such points; and so unquestionably he, and every other honest servant in my family, who could be supposed to know any thing upon the subject, were sure to be represented by those, whose conspiracy and falsehood, their honesty and truth were the best means of detecting. The conspirators, however, had the first word, and unfortunately their veracity was not questioned, nor their unfavourable bias susevi-pected.

point, the matter foremost in their minds, when they call back this witness for his re-examination, appears to have been these drives towards Long Reach.-Can it have been for any purpose but to have the benefit of the insinuation, to leave it open to be inferred, that those drives were for the purpose of meeting Captain Manby? If this fact was material, why in the name of justice was it so left? Mrs. Fitzgerald was mentioned by name, as accompanying me in them all: Why was not she called? She perhaps was my confidant; no truth could have been hoped for from her;-still there were my coachman and helper, who likewise accompanied me; why were they not called? they are not surely confidants too. But it is, for what reason I cannot pretend to say, thought sufficient to leave this fact, or rather this insinuation, upon the evidence of Mr. Bidgood, who only saw, or could see the way I went when I set out upon my d'rive, instead of having the fact from the persons who could speak to the whole of it; to the places I went to; to the persons whom I met with-Your Majesty will think me justified in dwelling upon this, the more from this circumstance, because I know, and will shew to your Majesty on the testimony of Jonathan Partridge, which I annex, that these drives, or at least one of them, have been already the object of previous, and, I believe, nearly cotemporary investigation. The truth is, that it did happen upon two of these drives that I met with Captain Manby; IN ONE of them that he joined me, and went withree to Lord Eardley's at Belvidere, and that he partook of something which we had to eat: that some of Lord Eardley's servants were examined as to my conduct upon this occasion; and am confidently informed that the servants gave a most satisfactory account of all that passed; nay, that they felt, and have expressed, some honest indignation at the foul suspicion which the examination implied. On the other occasion, having the boys to go on board the Africaine, I went with one of my ladies to see them on board, and Captain Manby joined us in our walk round Mr. Calcraft's grounds at Ingress Park, opposite to Long Reach; where we walked while my horses were baiting. We went into no house, and on that occasion had no thing to eat.- -Perfectly unable to account why these facts were not more fully inquired into if thought proper to be inquired into at all, I return again to Mr. Bidgood's dence. As far as it respects my conduct at Montague House, it is confined to the circumstances which I have already mentioned. And, upon those circumstances, I have no further observation which may tend to illustrate Mr. Bidgood's credit to offer. But I trust if, from other parts of his evidence, your Majesty sees traces of the strongest prejudices against me, and the most scandalous inferences, drawn from circumstances which can in no degree support them, your Majesty will then be able justly to appreciate the credit due to every part of Mr. Bidgood's evidence. Under the other head, into which I have divided this part of the case, I mean my conduct at Southend as relative to Captain Manby, Mr. Bidgood is more substantial and particular. His statement on this head begins by shewing that I was at Southend about six weeks before the Africaine, Captain Manby's ship arrived. That Mr. Sicard was looking out for its arrival, as if she was expected. And as it is my practice to require as constant a corre

Mr. Bidgood then proceeds to state the situation of the houses, two of which, with a part of a third I had at Southend. He describes No. 9, as the house in which I slept; No. 8, as that in which we dined; and No. 7, as containing a drawing-room, to which we retired after dinner. And he says, "I have several times seen the "Princess, after having gone to No. 7, with "Captain Manby and the rest of the company, "retire with Captain Manby from No. 7, through "No. 8, to No. 9, which was the house where "the Princess slept. I suspect that Captain "Manby slept very frequently in the house.-"Hints were given by the servants, and I believe "that others suspected it as well as myself."What those hints were, by what servants given, are things which do not seem to have been thought necessary matters of inquiry, At least there is no trace in Mr. Bidgood's, or any other witness's examination, of any such inquiry having been made.

In his second deposition, which applies to

the same fact, after saying that we went away
the day after the Africaine sailed from Southend,
he says, "Captain Manby was there three times
"a week at the least, while his ship lay for six
"weeks off Southend at the Nore; he came as
"tide served in a morning, and to 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. 9, and bid
"me not wait to put them up. She gave me the
"orders as soon as she went to Southend. I used
"to see water jugs, basons, and towels, set out
"opposite the Princess'e door in the passage.
"Never saw them so left in the passage at any
"other time, and I suspected he was there at that
there was a general suspicion through
"the house. Mrs. and Miss Fitzgerald there,
"and Miss Hammond (now Mrs. Hood) there.
My suspicion arose from seeing them in the

were exposed to sight, as if to declare that he
was there. It is tedious and disgusting, Sire, I
am well aware, to trouble your Majesty with
such particulars; but it doubtless is true, that I
bid him not to take the candles away from No. 9.
The candles which are used in my drawing-room,
are considered as his perquisites. Those on the
contrary which are used in my private apartment
are the perquisites of my maid. I thought that
upon the whole it was a fairer arrangement, when
I was at Southend, to give my maid the perqui-
sites of the candles used at No. 9; and I made
the arrangement accordingly, and ordered Mr.
Bidgood to leave them. This, Sire, is the true
account of the fact respecting the candles; an
arrangement which very possibly Mr. Bidgood
did not like. But the putting out the candles
myself, was not the only thing, from which the
inference is drawn, that Captain Manby slept at
my house, at No. 9, and as is evidently insinuat-



" glass," &c. as mentioned before."Her beha-ed, if not stated, in my bed-room. There were

"viour like that of a woman attached to a man; "used to be by themselves at luncheon, at South66 end, when the ladies were not sent for; a num"ber of times. There was a poney which Cap"tain Manby used to ride; it stood in the stable "ready for him, and which Sicard used to ride." Then he says, the servants used to talk and laugh about Captain Manby, and that it was matter of discourse amongst them; and this, with what has been alluded to before, respecting Sicard's putting letters for him into the post, which he had received from me, contains the whole of his deposition as far as respects Captain Manby. And, Sire, as to the fact of retiring through No. 3, from No. 7, to No. 9, alone with Captain Manby, I have no recollection of ever having gone with Captain Manby, though but for a moment, from the one room in which the company was sitting, through the dining room to the other drawing-room. It is, however, now above two years ago, and to be confident that such a circumstance might not have happened, is more than I will undertake to be. But in the only sense in which he uses the expression, as retiring alone, coupled with the immediate context that follows, it is most false and scandalous. I know no means of absolutely proving a negative. If the fact was true, there must have been other witnesses who could have proved it as well as Mr. Bidgood. Mrs. Fitzgerald is the only person of the party, who was examined, and her evidence proves the negative so far as the negative can be proved; for she says, "he dined "there, but never staid late. She was at South❝end all the time I was there, and cannot recol"lect to have seen Captain Manby there, or "known him to be there, later than nine, or half "past nine." Miss Fitzgerald and Miss Hammond, (now Mrs. Hood) are not called to this fact; although a fact so extremely important, as it must appear to your Majesty; nor indeed are they examined at all. As to the putting out of the candles, it seems he says, I have the orders as soon as I went to Southend, which was six weeks before the Africaine arrived; so this plan of excluding him front the opportunity of knowing what was going on at No. 9, was part of a longmeditated scheme, as he would represent it, planned and thought of six weeks before it could be executed; and which when it was executed, your Majesty will recollect, according to Mr. Bidgood's evidence, there was so little contrivance to conceal, that the basons and towels, which the Captain is insinuated to have used,

water jugs, and basons, and towels left in the passage, which Mr. Bidgood never saw at other times. At what other times does he mean? At other times than those at which he suspected, from seeing them there, that Captain Manby slept in my house? If every time he saw the basons and towels, &c. in the passage, he suspected Captain Manby slept there, it certainly would follow that he never saw them at times when he did not suspect that fact. But Sire, upon this important fact, important to the extent of con victing me, if it were true, of High Treason, if it were not for the indignation which such scandalous licentious wickedness and malice excite, it would hardly be possible to treat it with any gravity. Whether there were or were not basons and towels sometimes left in a passage at Southend, which were not there generally, and ought to have been never there, I really cannot inform your Majesty. It certainly is possible, but the utmost it can prove, I should trust, might be some slovenliness in my servant, who did not put them in their proper places; but surely it must be left to Mr. Bidgood alone to trace any evidence, from such a circumstance, of the crime of adultery in me. But I cannot thus leave this fact, for I trust I shall here again have the same advantage from the excess and extravagance of this man's malice, as I have already had on the other part of the charge, from the excess and extravagance of his confederate Lady Douglas. What is the charge that he would insinuate? That


meditated and effected a stolen, secret, clandestine intercourse with an adulterer? No.-. Captain Manby, it seems according to his insinuation, slept with me in my own house, under circumstances, of such notoriety that it was impossible that any of my female attendants at least should not have known it. Their duties were varied on the occasion; they had to supply basons and towels in places where they never were supplied, except when prepared for him; and they were not only purposely so prepared, but prepared in an open passage, exposed to view, in a manner to excite the suspicion of those who were not admitted into the secret. And what a secret was it, that was thus to be hazarded!: No less than what, if discovered, would fix Captain Mauby and myself with High Treason! Not only therefore must I have been thus careless of reputation, and eager for infamy; but I must have been careless of my life, as of my honour.-Lost to all sense of shame, surely I must have still retained some regard for life.

known it; as your Majesty finds one witness ap pealing to another, who is pointed out as a person who must have been able, with equal means of knowledge, to have confirmed her if she spoke true, and to have contradicted her if she spoke false. And, Sire, when added to all this, your Majesty is graciously pleased to recollect that Mr. Bidgood was one of those who, though in my service, submitted themselves voluntarily to be examined previous to the appointment of the Commissioners, in confirmation of Lady Donglas's statement, without informing me of the fact; and when I state to your Majesty, upon the evidence of Philip Krackeler and Robert Eaglestone, whose deposition I annex, that this unbiassed witness, during the pendency of these examinations before the Commissioners, was seen to be in conterence and communication with Lady Douglas, my most ostensible accuser, do I raise my expectations too high, when I confidently trust that his malice and his falsehood, as well as his connexion in this conspiracy against my honour, my station in this kingdom, and my life, will appear to your Majesty too plainly for him to receive any credit, either in this or any other part of his testimony.--The other circumstances to which he speaks, are comparatively too trifling for me to trouble your Majesty with any more observations upon his evidence.

Captain Manby too with a folly and madness
equal to his supposed iniquity, must then have
put his life in the hands of my servants and de-
pended for his safety upon their fidelity to me,
and their perfidy to the Prince their master.
If the excess of vice and crime in all this is
believed, could its indiscretion, its madness, find
credulity to adopt it almost upon any evidence?
But what must be the state of that man's mind,
as to prejudice, who could come to the conclu-
sion of believing it, from the fact of some water-
jugs and towels being found in an unusual place,
in a passage near my bed-room? For as to his
suspicion being raised by what he says he saw in
the looking-glass, if it was as true as it is false,
that could not occasion, his believing, on any
particular night, that Captain Manby slept in my
house; the situation of these towels and basons
is what leads to that belief.Bút, Sire, may
I ask, did the Commissioners believe this man's
suspicions? If they did, what do they mean by
saying that these facts of great indecency, &c.
went to a much less extent than the principal
charges? And that it was not for them to state
their bearing and effect? The bearing of this
fact unquestionably, if believed, is the same
as that of the principal charge: namely, to
prove me guilty of High Treason. They there-
fore could not believe it. But if they did not
believe it, and as it seems to me, Sire, no men
of common judgment could, on such a statement,
how could they bring themselves to name Mr.
Bidgood as one of those witnesses on whose un-
biassed testimony they could so rely? or how
could they, (in pointing him out with the other
three as speaking to facts, particularly with re-
spect to Captain Manby, which must be credited
till decidedly contradicted, omit to specify the
facts which he spoke to that they thus thought
worthy of belief, but leave the whole, including
this incredible part of it, recommended to be
lief by their general and unqualified sanction
and approbation.


cess in 1803. One morning when we were "in the house at East Cliff, somebody, I don't "recollect who, knocked at my door, and de"sired me to prepare breakfast for the Princess.

But the falsehood of this charge does not rest on its incredibility alone. My servant Mrs. Sander, who attended constantly on my person, and whose bed-room was close to mine, was examined by the Commissioners; she must have" This was about six o'clock; I was asleep. "During the whole time I was in the Princess's known this fact if it had been true; she positively swears," that she did not know or believe" service, I had never been called up before to that Captain Mauby staid till very late hours" make the Princess's breakfast. I slept in the "housekeeper's room, on the ground-floor. I with me; that she never suspected there was any improper familiarity between us. M. Wilson," opened the shutters of the window for light. "I knew at that time that Captain Manby's ship who made my bed, swears, that she had been in "was in the Downs. When I opened the shutthe habit of making it ever since she lived with "ters, I saw the Princess walking down the me; that another maid, whose name was Ann "Gravel-Walk towards the sea. No orders had Bye, assisted with her in making it, and swears from what she observed, that she never had any "been given me over-night to prepare breakfast reason to believe that two persons had slept in it." early. The gentleman the Princess was with 66 was a tall man. I was surprised to see the Referring thus by name to her fellow-servant, who made the bed with her; but that servant," Princess walking with a gentleman at that -As your "time in the morning. I am sure it was the why I know not, is not examined. -What this evidence of Fanny Majesty then finds the inference drawn by Bid-" Princess."good to amount to a fact so openly and undis-Lloyd applies to, I do not feel certain that I reguisedly profligate, as to outrage all credibility; collect. The circumstances which she mentions as your Majesty finds it negatived by the evi- might, I think, have occurred twice while I was dence of three witnesses, one of whom, in par- there; and which time she alludes to, I cannot (To be continued.) ticular, if such a fact were true, must have

-The remaining part of the case which respects Captain Manby, relates to my conduct at -How little Mrs. Lisle's examinaEast Cliff.tion affords for observations upon this part of the case, except as shewing how very seldom Captain Manby called upon me while I was there, I have already observed. Mr. Cole says nothing upon this part of the case; nor Mr. Bidgood. The only witness amongst the four whose testimonies are distinguished by the Commissioners as most material, and as those on which they particularly rely, who says any thing upon this part of the case, is Fanny Lloyd. Her deposition is as follows: "I was at Ramsgate with the Prin

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