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against her till the death. There were the middle of the boat, while the boatseveral other persons besides myself ; men were at both ends. There were there were five or six persons present. glasses and a curtain on one side, but not

This conversation took place frequent- on the other ; had received 39 livres bely then, when you went to Reganti's fore setting out; and two silver Naposhop ?- About four or five times, when leons (six and a half livres each) a-day he always told me these annoyances; so

bad been talked of for his daily expences.] that, as I have said, I have been obliged to go no more to his shop to buy salt and

Chevalier Vassali, other articles.

[Had served the Princess as Equerry;

was originally in the Royal Italian Guard, ANTONIO MAONI,

afterwards a Captain of Dragoons. Dined [An agent for estates at Venice, knew at General Pino's with the Princess and Paoli Zangla, manager of a theatre. While Bergami. This last had the direction of at Milan, went with him to Vilmarcati's

the house ; hired and dismissed the serhouse. Zangla went up stairs, while the vants. ] witness remained below.]

Has witness seen the Princess of Wales When he caine downstairs, had he and Bergami walking together at differany thing with him ?--Yes, he had. ent times - Yes.

What? - He had his hand full of Did he ever see them walking alone ? double Napoleons.

-Sometimes; I have seen them going How many might there have been, do out from the garden, under the portico. you

think?-He told me 80 ; and from Have you seen them ride out together, seeing the handful, it must be so. either on horseback or in carriages ?-I

Do you mean 40 double Napoleons, or have seen them in carriages, with others. 80?-I mean 80 double Napoleons. Did you ever see them walking or ri

By the Earl of LAUDERDALE -When ding without attendants, excepting in the you saw the Napoleons in Zangla's hand, gardens round the house ? - When I said were they loose, or in a bag, or in a pa- soli,” (alone), walking alone, I meant per ?--He had the hand thus, full ; and that I have seen them coming out of the he has a large hand.--(A laugh.) gardens, and walking under the portico

solely or alone ; by solely, however, I ALEXANDER OLIVIERT,

mean not alone, without any other per[Had been a Colonel in the army of the son, for I was myself at some distance. Viceroy of Italy. In November, 1817, Do you know whether Bergami was was engaged by Bergami to become one received at the tables of the neighbouring of the Princess's suite, and in November, families of distinction ?-In what neighnext year, became chamberlain, jointly bourhood. with Bergami, in which capacity he con- In the neighbourhood of Pesaro ? tinued till February lest. At Rome, the Yes. Princess lived in the most respectable so- Were you with her Royal Highuess at ciety, chiefly foreign ; there were few Munich ? -Yes. English of consequence ; saw the Prin- Do you remember whether her Royal cess set out from Rome to Sinigaglia; Highness, with her suite, dined with the Carlo Forti then departed as courier; he King of Bavaria ?-Yes. saw nothing of Sacchi ; he came volun- Do you know whether Bergami dined tarily, but received from Schiavini L.85 at the table with the King? -Yes. sterling for exponecs.]

Did Bergami dine with the King of

Bavaria at his table ?-With the King of TOMASO LAGO MAGGIORE,

Bavaria at table. [A boatman on the lake of Como, fre- Do you know of any civilities passing quently rowed the Princess and Bergami between the King of Bavaria and Beracross ; never saw any kissing or impro- gami?—I saw the King treat Bergami per behaviour. There were always other with the greatest affability. gentlemen in the boat along with them.

know whether there was any The company sat in a sort of carriage in present given him?-Yes.


Do you

Will the witness be so good as to state room ? Yes, I saw the child when I what it was ?-A gold snuff-box, set first saw her Royal Highness. round with brilliants, and adorned with Did you at that time see Madame De the name of the King.

Mont? -I did. Was that present made by the King to Was she dressed or undressed?-Dress.. Bergami? - The man who came to Mi- ed. lan, and gave it to Bergami, shewed it to Did you see any officer of the police on me before him, and told me that the that morning, after you returned from King of Bavaria had given it to Bergami. Inspruck ? - Yes; not in the morning,

Have you afterwards seen that snuff- but a few moments after we returned. box in the possession of Bergami ?-Yes. Did you speak to that officer ?-Yes.

What were the initials on the box, or After speaking to him, did you return the name?- There were the letters “M. to the room of her Royal Highness I-I and J.” which signified Maximilian Jo- did. seph.

How often ?-Often. [The balls at the Barona were chiefly In what manner? —When we returns, attended by the tenantry; the Queen ed from Inspruck I went into the Prinwent in usually for a short time, and oc- cess's room to state our arrival ; when casionally danced ; every thing was con- the officer came, I went also to state who ducted with the greatest propriety. had come; and afterwards I went to state

He accompanied the Princess to Baden what he said about the country people and Carlsruhe, when nearly her whole clearing away the snow by order of the time was spent with the Grand Duke police. and the Margravine.]

Did the suite then make preparations Did you, accompanied by Bergami, go to set out ?-Yes, they did ; they had to Inspruck to correct a mistake about been up the whole night. passports? -Yes, we did.

You have said that, during that night, At what time in the day did you set you were often in the room of her Royal out? - About noon.

Highness; did you see other persons of When did you return to the inn where the suite there, also, during these prothe Princess was ?-I believe it was be. ceedings ? - Yes. tween two and three o'clock on the fol- Who were they? - The same persons lowing morning.

that I said before. To what room did you then go ?-To Were there beds at the inn for the the room of her Royal Highness.

whole of the suite ? - Yes, straw beds. Where was her Royal Highness then ? Where were they?-Below stairs, and -She was lying or leaning on the bed, in the corridor near the room of her Royal half leaning and half lying.

Highness. Was the Princess dressed or undressed ?

Do you mean the corridor into which - She was wrapped up or covered with a the Princess's room opened ?-Yes. thick shawl.

Were any of the suite lying on the Was there any body with her Royal straw in that corridor ?-_When we reHighness ? - Yes.

turned that night from Inspruck I saw Who was with hier ? — There was first none lying there; for every body was up, Bergami, there was Schiavini, and I saw and waiting for us. the Countess Oldi come out of her own Do you recollect when the Princess rea

sumed her journey ?--At day-break on What room was that?-The room im- that morning. mediately joining that of the Princess. Did the preparations to set out last un

Did you see the little Victorine that til then ?- There were no preparations morning ?-Yes.

to make, as we had engaged horses on the Where?--Sleeping on the bed of her day before. Royal Highness.

While the arrangements were going Did you see her on the bed of Royal on, between your return Bergami's Highness when you first entered the that night, and before you set out at day




break, did you repentedly see Bergami? here?- The second time I was about - I saw him many times then.

eight or nine days. . Was he at all undressed ?- Never. Did not you return afterwards at the

Where did you see him ?--In many Queen's request for the purpose of colplaces. I saw him in the kitchen, on the lecting witnesses at Milan ? — I was sent stairs, at the door, and in the room of her to Milan to see the people who might wish Royal Highness.

to come over to give evidence in her MaDo you remember in the course of that jesty's favour. tour having been at Trieste?-Yes. How many did you there communicate

How long did the Princess remain with on the subject of becoming witthere ?-A day and a half.

nesses ? - Forty or fifty. Do you remember one time when her How many came over with you ? Royal Highness went from Rome to Sin Two. nigaglia ?-Yes.

Who were they? - Natti and Carlo Who travelled as courier in that jour. Majore. ney from Rome to Sinigaglia ?- I believe What was the reason of your leaving Carlo Forti.

the Queen at St Omer's ?-1 did not leave Did you see him as courier on horse- her of my own will ; I should have folback? - I did.

lowed her to England, but her Majesty Did you on that journey see Sacchi on thought proper to dismiss me to my rehorseback as courier ? -No.

Do you remember was there a pado va- How many of her suite left her at St nella (a carriage for one person) for the Omer’s ?-Bergami, Ragifiani, two maidPrincess in that journey ?- There was servants, and three or four others.

Did you accompany Bergami on his [Never saw any thing indecent in the way back ?-Yes. exhibitions of Mahomet. At Pesaro, the Where did you go to ?-To Paris. Princess was visited by a legate of the Did you take the little child Victorine Pope, by the Prelate Gandolfi, and by the with you?-We did. Marquis Andalgi. Bergami visited these Did you live at Paris with Bergami?-persons, when not in the service of the I did. Princess.]

Where?--At the Hotel de Frescati, in Cross-examined. You say you were

the Rue Richelieu. in the army from the year 1805 to 1815. Did you live there with him all the In what rank did you enter it ?-I was a time?-Except during a short excursion. guard in the first company of the guard Who paid the expenses of your jourof honour of the Viceroy of Italy. ney and stay at Paris ? --I paid them.

Were you a common soldier in that Did you pay for Bergamni as well as corps, or an officer?- When I say a guard, yourself?-I paid for Bergami, and was I mean a simple soldier in the guard of reimbursed. honour.

Who reimbursed you ?--Bergami. In what guard of honour?- The guard What salary have you now from her of honour of the King of Italy.

Majesty ?-I have no pay, I have a penHave you not paid money to any per

sion. son as an inducement to him to give evi- What is your pension ?- The same I dence in this cause?-Never as an in- had when I was in her Majesty's service. ducement to give evidence ; I gave, at the What is it? - About 200 louis a-year. departure of the witnesses, by order of How inany francs ? - About 4800 Mr Henry, a small sum, about two or francs. three Napoleons, as part of the ten livres Where does your family live now ? a-day which they were to receive, and I My father at Milan, my wife in London. explained this to them.

Where does your wife live in London? By whom were you employed to do - At Sabloniere's hotel. this?-By the advocate Henry ; I did it Do you yourself live there?-Yes. at his request.


the expense of your living How long were you on your journey here-of the living of you and your wife?

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Till now I have not paid the account; Do you ever remember any lady of disI do not know.

tinction, and respectability of character, Who is to pay it?- I believe that, as in your own country, to have witnessed a witness for her Majesty, the govern- such a dance ?--Not to my recollection. ment is to pay. Have you received any money


The Earl of HARROWBY brought up person while you have been in England? the report of the committee, to which -Never, nor I have not yet been paid the extracts from the correspondence befor my journey.

tween Mr Powell and Colonel Browne, Did you

take any money out with you relative to the absence of Rastelli, were when you went to Milan the last time? referred. -I do not travel without money.-(A The Clerk read the report, which was laugh.)

to the following purport :-“ The Lords' And who gave you the money going committee appointed with power to exaout to Milan, or for the purpose of going mine John Allan Powell, and to verify out to Milan ?- I received 100l. from Mr and compare extracts of his correspondCoutts.

ence with Colonel Browne with the oriOn whose account did you receive that ginals, and to whom the said extracts sum for going to Milan ? who gave you were referred-report, That the committhe order on Coutts for 1001.?-Her Ma- tee have called before them John Allan jesty the Queen.

Powell, who, being examined, has stated Lord ELLENBOROUGH.-Am I to un- that the extracts presented by him at the derstand the witness to say that Carlo bar of the House contain the whole of the Forti was first taken into her Royal High- correspondence between him and Colonel ness's service at Loretto ?-I say that Browne relative to the absence of the witCarlo Forti went into her Royal High- ness Rastelli. The committee then proness's service at Rome, but was provision- ceeded to examine, verify, and compare ally sent with dispatches from Loretto. the said extracts with the originals, and

Did you accompany her Royal High- found the same correct. These extracts, ness in her journey from Milan to Loret- in the opinion of the committee, might to ?-Yes.

be classed under two separate heads. The Did you see Carlo Forti on the jour- first consisted of extracts of letters from ney ? -Carlo Forti set out as a person be- Colonel Browne to Mr Powell, previous longing to the service of the suite, but to the 14th of September, when Rastelli not as a courier. They did him the fa- was dispatched to Milan; the second, of vour to take bim, in order that he might extracts from Colonel Browne's letters to see his brother at Rome.

Mr Powell, and from Mr Powell's to CoDid Carlo Forti, in point of fact, ac- lonel Browne, written after that period. company her Royal Highness in the jour- From the extracts under the first head it ney from Milan to Loretto ? No, not as appeared that, as early as the 4th of July, courier.

letters from Colonel 'Browne stated that Earl Grey.-Did Carlo Forti travel in great alarm prevailed in Italy respecting her Royal Highness's suite, in the jour- the maltreatment of the witnesses, and ney from Milan to Loretto?-From Mi- urged the necessity of sending, without lan to Loretto he travelled with the suite delay, letters from all the witnesses to of her Royal Highness.

their friends. Communications of a siAnd at Loretto, if I understand you milar nature appear to have been made rightly, he entered provisionally into her by Colonel Browne, under the date of Royal Highness's service ?-He did not the 10th, 18th, and 24th of the same enter provisionally into the service, but month, and of the 4th of August, in which he was dispatched to Rome, provisional- it is stated that the alarm had increased, ly, just as an ordinary courier would have in consequence of the non-arrival of any been on the occasion.

letters from the witnesses. Letters dated On the subject of Mahomet's dance it the 9th, 15th, 16th, 28th, and 29th of was asked :

August, from Colonel Browne, containat

similar complaints, and recommended the and that no means should be left untried sending of a courier to Milan. In these to make him return. Colonel Browne's communications the necessity of quieting letter to Mr Powell, dated October 2, the alarm of the friends of the witnesses stated that Rastelli was still seriously ill was urged in the strongest terms. It is with a fever, and that he had been twice stated that very exaggerated reports of bled. Another letter from Colonel Browne, what had occurred at Dover were circula- dated Milan, October 4, states that Rasted; it being stated that Rastelli had lost telli is still very ill. The Colonel had enan eye, that Sacchi was murdered, and deavoured to make him proceed to Lonthat all the witnesses had been greatly don, but he could not for some time to injured. The terror which prevailed Co- come.” lonel Browne stated to be extreme, and it appeared that it had had the effect of

De Mont re-examined. deterring witnesses from coming to Eng- [Interrogated if she ever, to a dress-maland who had previously agreed to appear in ker of the name of Martini, extolled the the proceedings. The committee further character of the Princess of Wales, and stated to the House, that, under this first denied the truth of reports concerning head, they had confined themselves to her character? --Denied all recollection of general statements, as the extracts them- any such conversation. At first said, she selves were mixed up with matters which had no recollection of Martini, but aftercould not be received in evidence ; but wards remembered having had several that to the second head the same reason bonnets altered by her.] did not apply, and they had, therefore, given in their report the extracts at length.

FranceTTI MARTINI, In the extract from a letter, dated 13th [A milliner at Morge, had been long acSeptember, from Mr Powell to Colonel quainted with De Mont.] Browne (of which Rastelli was the bear- How long has she known her 7-From er)-in that letter he stated that he had the time that she was at Morge, when returned him (Colonel Browne) Rastelli, she was quite young, and learning to as he might be of use to him, but he was work. to send him back, with all the witnesses Was that before she went into the serand documents, so as to arrive here by vice of her Royal Highness the Princess the 3d of October. It stated also that Mr of Wales ?-A great deal of time before Powell was conscious of the difficulties (a laugh ;) a long time before. under which Colonel Browne laboured, Has she frequently seen De Mont at in consequence of the reports of the inju- Morge ?-From the moment I became rious treatment of the witnesses; but he acquainted with her, I have seen her very relied on his exertions to get over them, often. In Colonel Browne's letter to Mr Powell, In what house did you first see Louise dated September 20, he states, that, just De Mont?-In the country. as he was going to despatch the courier, [Saw De Mont at Morge in 1818 ; put Rastelli had arrived, and expressed him- several questions to her about her Journal self heartily sick of the manner in which and the Princess. ] the witnesses were confined in England. What was the question which you put Colonel Browne's letter, dated October 1,' to Madame De Mont at the time you stated that Rastelli said he was ill in bedí speak of ?-I observed to her that the but that he (Colonel Browne) feared he Princess was spoken of as a libertine, as was shuffling. Mr Powell's letter to Co

a woman of intrigue; and I said so franklonel Browne, of the 2d of October, ex- ly, that being my opinion from what was presses his sorrow at Rastelli's unwilling- beard ness to return, and requests the Colonel

Did she make any,

and what answer to to send him as soon as possible, as he your observation ?-Yes; she put herself ought to have been back by the 3d of into a great passion, and said it was noOctober, which was then impossible ; but thing but the calumnies invented by her he must return, as the Attorney-General Royal Highness's enemies, in order to had given express orders to that effect, ruin her.

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