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value for it; I had given it to Mr. Corri, to save him from going to prison.
Do you not believe that his Royal Highness, during the three years you were under his protection, p:id 20,000/. for you including all the various sums that were advanced to you, the payment of tradesinen's bills, &c. &c. during those three years? No, he did not.
Will you undertake to say that his Royal Highness did not pay 15,0001. for you during those three years? Do you include his Royal Highness paying for the house before I went into it, or heeping me and the establishment?
Including every thing, all the advances that were made? I cannot tell what he paid for the house; I can tell what my lawyer got for it.
What was the amount which you got for it? I believe the whole sold for 4,4001.; and I think it is proper for me to state in what situation I was, wbich bis Royal Highness knew at the time of our parting: some short time before, I had horrowed different suins of money of niy lawyer, to the amount of twelve or fourteen hundred pounds, and I asked the Duke for the lease and he gave it to me, and I gave it up to the lawyer for the different sums of money received from him before the house was got rid of; bis Royal Highness had not paid the rent for the last half year, and I fancy the taxes for a twelvemonth were not paid; I always paid the taxes; I took 7001. on account to pay the poor trades-people and the servants; 7001. was due to Mr. Parker, for irin. kets, which were got from him to be sold in the sale.
Exclusive of the house, will you undertake to say you have not re. ceived to the amount of 15,000l. from his Royal Ilighness? That I am very sure of.
Can you undertake to say that positively? Positively.
Will you undertake to say positively you did not receive 12,000). from his Royal Highness, including every advance, and articles paid for during those three years? Yes.
Will you undertake io say positively his Royal Highness did not pay 10,0001.10 and for you? Yes, I can. His Royal Highness paid 1:0thing for me but ini gitts, escept what he was tir have broughi me regularly; whatever value it nught have been it was in trinhets and those things, it was presents, not in money; I cannot say what the amount of those might be, they all went from ine before I left Gloucester-place, which his Royal Highness must be aware of, that I had nothing even to take me out of town. He promised to give me 2001. for my journey, but Mr. Adam objected to that to my lawyer, and said, 1001. uas plenty; but the Duke overruled it, and sent me luo some time afterwards.
Will you undertake to say that the whole amount of his Roval Highnesses's advances to you and for you did not amount to 5,000? No, I cannot say as to wat.
Do you nrean to say, that except the 1,0001. a year, which was given for the establishment, and which was shortly paid, you were not paill any inore inoney, and was it out to a very large ainount? No.
Were you paid no more mony besides the 1,0001. a year: No, I was not. I certainly complained to his Royal Highne:s, and he said, he would make some future arrangement i convinced hiin that it was • not more than sufficient to pay the servants' wages and liveries.
Then if I understand you right, you say positively that you had no
more to live upon in money than 1,000l. a year? No, I should not say that; if I have been very much harassed for any thing, and could not get it from other quarters, and there was nothing in view, his Royal Highness would then bring me 100l. extra, or two, perhaps, but I do not recollect even two; I do one or so, one now and then, but not often.
Then in point of fact, the Committee are to understand you did not receive any considerable sums of money to support your estabļishment, except the 1,0001. a year? No.
To the course of your former examination you stated, that his Royal Highness advanced sums of money when unpleasant things happened, and that unpleasant things were constantly happening; do you adhere to that statement? This is what I have been alluding to now, but it never exceeded 2001. or came to that; I never recollect his bringing me 2001, over what was the allowance; when I first went to Gloucester-place, the first present that ever his Royal Highness inade me was 6001.; that went for linen and different things.
State what you mean by constantly; how often in the course of a month? I mean in the course of three years.
How often do you mean unpleasant things have happened, when you apply the term constantly? I think it is an improper term; they irequently happened; but Mr. Dowler has relieved several things as well as his Royal Highness, and I think oftener; I do not recollect his Royal Highness's doing any thing above twice.
Do you mean to say that twice in the course of three years is your explanation of constantly? I have said that the word was improperly used.
You have stated, that when the Duke of York quitted you, he left you in debt upwards of 2000l. ; was that beyond the sim, for which you sold the house, and was not the house left to you for the express purpose of paying your debts? There was no money left after the small debts were paid, and the 7001. I had paid among the poorer sort of people and the servants, which the lawyer can prove : 'I have stated that there was 4001. or 5001. to Mr. Harry Phillips, for his commise sion: I had no balance coming to me. His Royal lligliness has stated, that I had trinkets to pay the debts as well as itve borse, but he knew where the trinkets were; Mr. Comrie can state the whole.
How soon after you went to live in Gloucester-piace did your disfresses begin?, A long time after; I was perfectly clear of debt when I wint there.
Did you receive any considerable sum beforehnd from his Royal Highress, or only received the instalments of 1000l. a year when you went there? I had 5001. to buy some little necessary things in plate and linen.
That was the 3001. you mentioned before? Yes.
Theo that 5001, no part of it went towards the establishment? No, it went immediately in necessaries.
How soon did you begin the establishment which you stated the other night, as to the number of servants, horses, and other expences? Immediately.
Were you accurate in stating, that what you had from his Royal Highness would only pay the liveries and wages?! Pery soon atierwards I found it.
Then how did you support this establishment in other respects; how did you feed the servants, and wliere did you get your monies for the other expences you might have had. Some of the money has come before the House, the manner in which I used to get it.
How soon did that begin after your establishment in Gloucesterplace? I should think about halt a year perhaps; I never began it till I felt distressed, and the hints I had iron his Royal Highness; he told me that I always had more interest than the Queen hat, and that I might use it.
Had your distresses begun before the end of the six months; if not, how soon afterwards? I was going on in credit at the beginning.
How much do you think you were indebted at the end of the first six months? I really cannot say, I was always trightened to look at it.
Then you were targely indebted at the end of the first six months ? Very much so.
Then your distresses must have begun, and your pressure by bills must have begun, very shortly after that time? Yes,
Did they not continue during the whole of the three years? Yes, they did.
Can you say nearly to what number of persons you might be in. debted on account of your establishment; what number of creditora you had? That is quite impossible; I have a list of a great inany at home, of all that I owe money to.
Do you think you had fewer than fifty? I should think not fewer than fifty? but it might be fifty, or perhaps more.
They were all very pressing? Most of them, as soon as I got in debt, pressed for places.
Did they not press for money? When they found I did not take them up in the other way.
How long were they before they found that? I always felt it was impossible to recommınend a tradesman to any place; and one that was about me especially:
Then they soon found they could get no places? Yes, I suppose they did.
Then they immediately proceeded to demand their monies, did not they? Yes, they did: but they were always very willing to serve me, because they were handsomely paid in the end; they charged me quite as high as ever they charged the Duke himself, if not higher.
Did not numbers of them proceed, at the expiration of six months or thereabouts to bring actions against you? Yes, they did.
Did not many of those actions proceed, so as to incur great costs, besides the debis ; Yes, very great indeed.
What do you say you were indebted when the establishinent in Gloucester-place broke up? Under 3,000l.
Then how were those great debts paid that were incurred, and which were so continually pressed for, froin the expiration of six months, and greatly swelled by the costs of the actions? I found means in some way or other to satisfy them.
Were not those means supplied directly or indirectly, to a great amount, by the Duke of York? No, never.
Can you then take upon to say, that many bills, upon which actions were brought, and the costs incurred, were noue of them satisfied by the Duke of York: No.
How do you know that? I know it as well as I know any other circuinstance.
Did you pay them yourself? Yes.
How long after your living in Gloucester-place was it before you were enabled to get any sums of money, by the patronage you talked of? Perlaps three or four inonths, or five months, I cannot ex actly say.
Can you say to what amount you got by it in the first year? No, I cannot, I never took any account.
Can you say to what ainount you got by it in the course of the three years? "No, I cannot, I never took any account whatever of any thing.
Did the Duke of York defray the charge of no part of your expenditure, such as horses and carriages, independent of the allowance ? He bought one carriage, which I stated before.
Did he purchase any horses? For about six months I had job horses, the others I always purchased myself. I lost about 9001. in one year, in the purchase of horses.
Were those borses kept at the expence of the Duke of York, exclusive of the allowance? No, they were not.
Do you know the father of Miss Taylor, who was examined here the other night? I do.
flow long have you known him? I have known him about ten years, but I have never seen him above half a dozen times.
Have you always known him by the name of Taylor Akmays.
Did you ever state to his Royal Highness that 1,0001. a year was insufficient to support your establishment? Yes, he knew it.
Miss Taylor stated herself to be very poor; have you been kind to her, and made her presents from time to time? Yes, I have.
Have you lately? Yes, I have not within these two months; about Christmas she told me she should get the money for her scholars, it was previous to that I assisted her.
To what amount did you assist her? Very trifling, I had not much within my own power,
Did the Duke of York ever send out bills in your name, for which he received the money bimself? I have asked for money for his Royal Highness of a gentleman, but the Duke wanted to give a longer bill for it.
your own knowledge, can you say, that the Duke of York was in the habit of drawing bills at date, in which he placed your paine? No.
Do you know that these bills, by which the plate at Messrs. Birkett's was paid for, were draw in the way alluded to?' I never saw the bills; I should rather suppose they were draw upon himself, and signed Frederick.
Do you recollect ever getting any money for the Duke of York, upon any bills drawn by himself, of any paper of that description that he gave you with his name upon it?' No, I do not think thit I did.
You spoke of having a house at Weybridge; was that house eres repaired at your expence? Yes, it was thoroughly repaired, and I built a two-siall stable there ; I laid out between 2001. and 3001. upona it, if not more; I believe more, there was 40l. or 501. alone for oil.
cloth, to screen his Royal Highness; to screen his visits, when he was going backwards and forwards, from the neighbours.
Do you know what your diamonds cost the Duke of York? No, I do not; I never asked.
Were those diamonds ever in pawn, during the period you were with the Duke of York? Very frequently; and I recollect that when Mr. Douler paid me 8001. I cook them out; so that Parker's bouk would convince about the time that he got his appointment, and I received the money from him ; it was within two or three days of his being gazetted, either after or before.
Was the Duke of York acquainted with the circumstances of your diamonds being in pawn? Yes; because he gave me his own bill once, and something else, payable to Parker; Parker can shew by his books who it was payable to.
Do you recollect the amount of that bill? 4001.
You have this night stated, that if ever you called yourself Mrs. Dowler, it must have been in joke; and you have stated also, that when you were at Hampstead, you had not called yourself Mrs. Dowler? No, I had not, never.
State whether you unight not then have said any thing of that kind in joke? I might have said that in juke; but I never represented myself as Mrs. Dow ler, nor as any thing but exactly w bat I am, except at the court martial.
Did you receive any letters when you were at Hampstead? Yes, I did.
Do you recollect how those letters were directed; were they to Mrs. Clarke? To Mrs. Clarke, or else to Captain Thompson, for I was afraid of being arrested; or to Mrs. Nichols, the woman's name who waited upon me; she acted as my cook; she was the mistress of the house,
Do you recollect any letter or letters directed to you as Mrs. Dowler? No, never ; I never had such a thing.
Was Miss Taylor in the habit of visiting you frequently in Gloucester-place? She almost used to live constantly with me there, she would be there two or three days in a week; that was when her father's misfortunes were beginning:
Was Miss Taylor in the habit of dining, when she was there, with the Duke of York and yourself? Very treylently.
Do you recollect the names of the servants that used to wait upon on at dinner in general? I never used to let the livery servants come into the room, very seldom or never, the butler in general; the other servants used to bring the tray to the door; but she has been seen in the erawing-room by ihe maid servants, as well as the other men and the butler.
Had you a foot boy of the name of Sanuel Carter? Yes, I had; but Colonel Wardle told me he would not mention that.
State whether Samuel Carter was in livery or not? No, he never wore livery.
Did he attend your carriage when you went out? Sometimes, if I had no servant in the way; but I liked to spare him as much as I could.
But he was in the habit of waiting at dinner upon the Duke of York, yourself and Miss Taylor? Yes, we was.