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blishment, while settled at Pesaro." There he did not receive, and had applied to the was Bergami himself, her grand chamber. British government for reimbursement. lain ; his mother, who did not appear to The first witness, Theodore Majocchi, *** have held any particular situation in her was then re-examined as to his having household ; his brother Lewis, who, from been in England last year, and certain dethe humble station of a courier, had been elarations which he had made relative to promoted to be her equerry; the Countess her Majesty. He admitted having been of Oldi, (the sister,) who was the only maid in Gloucester, and in the service of a Mr of honour; Francis Bergami, their cousin, Hyatt; and that he had spoken of the who was dignified with the title of Director Queen as a good woman, but surrounded of the Palace ; . Faustina, the sister ; Mar- by bad people ; but had never said that tin, a page; Frances, a relation ; and the she behaved with propriety. He further house-steward, besides the child. So that confessed, that he had complained of Ber: * there were ten, as he might say, of his fa- gami for keeping back part of the servants : mily retained in her service.
Tages. As to other points, he replied as The Attorney-General then proceeded to usual-" Non mi ricordo." comment on the various facts which he Aug. 25.-Francisco Briolo, formerly had stated, after which, the Solicitor-Ge cook to her Royal Highness, deponed neral proceeded to examine witnesses to some indecent exhibitions made by one
The first witness called was Thcodore Mahomet in presence of the Princess; and Majocchi, an Italian, and a discarded ser- to certain familiarities between her and vant of the Queen's. On his entering the Bergami. Cross-examined - Had some house, her Majesty, who had previously quarrels with Bergami and his brother, taken her seat, started up, and uttering an and was discharged by the former. exclamatory shriek, suddenly left the house. Captain Pechell, of the Clorinde frigate, This circumstance was by the enemies of deponed as to refusing to dine with the the Queen considered as a token of guilt, Princess in company with Bergami. while her friends represent it as a natural Captuin Brigg's, of the Leviathan, had burst of honest indignation at finding a seen Bergami and the Princess walking man whom she had formerly loaded with arm in arm, which he did not consider at favours, now classed among her accusers, all uncommon ; had never observed any Majocchi had been with her Majesty in improper familiarity between them. most of her travels, and gave evidence to, Pietro Pachi, keeper of a hotel at many circumstances of suspicious familia. Trieste where the Princess lodged, had ob. rity existing between Bergami and the served Bergami's bed, which appeared not Queen, then Princess of Wales. In his to have been slept in. Had seen him cross-examination, he said be had been, through the key-hole coming from the since his discharge from the Princess, in Princess's room in his coat and drawers. the service of Lord Stewart, the British Barbara Cresse, servant at an inn in Ambassador at Vienna... But when any Carlsruhe, carried water to the Princess's thing was asked which bore upon the facts rooni one day, and saw Bergami in the stated in his examination, a direct answer bed, with his arm round the Princess's to which might have led him to contradict neck, who was sitting on the bed, and himself, he seemed to have lost his me- started up as she entered. Made Bermory altogether; and his general answer gami's bed, and found on it some marks was Non mi ricordo" I do not recol. which she described ; but which will not lect. His examination and cross-exanii. admit of being repeated. This witness's nation lasted till Wednesday the 23d. examination was resumed on the 26th;
Gaetano Paturzo, mate of the vessel in and on her cross-examination Lord Lauderwhich her Majesty sailed in the course of dale interposed, alleging that the course her voyage to Tunis, &c. was next called, taken by the Queen's counsel was unjustiand corroborated the testimony of Majoc- fiable. Mr Brougham contended for the chi in regard to the Princess's conduct right of cross-examining witnesses immewhile on board. Cross-examined, he said diately after their examination, as to such he was to receive 800 dollars per month, special circumstances as her Majesty's for time lost by attending as a witness. counsel should deem necessary ; reserving
Aug. 24. Vincenzo Garguilo, master a right to a future cross-examination, after of the vessel aforesaid, and a relation of inquiry into the characters of the witnesthe mate, corroborated the testimony of the ses. This point led to long discussions, two preceding witnesses. Had more than which occupied the House till Tuesday the .one seen Bergami and the Princess kiss. 29th, when it was determined agreeably to ing. Cross-examined-was to receive 1000 the wishes of Mr Brougham, by a majori. dollars per month for the time he should be ty of 121 to 105. On this question thie detained from his business. Had only 730 Lord Chancellor and Lord Redesdale vo. dollars from the Princess for the use of his ted on one side, and the Earls Liverpool ship and crew ; but was promised a pre- and Harrowby on the other. The former sent of 6000 dollars from Berganii, which were left in a minority,
Guiseppe Bianchi, door-keeper of an Sept. 5.-Guiseppe Sacchi, formerly a inn at Venice; Paulo Ruggazzoni, a ma courier, and afterwards equerry" to the son, who had been employed at the Prin- Queen, deponed to various fainiliarities becess's villa on the lake of Como; Hierony- tween the Princess and Bergami; and to va. mus Migrdi, an Italian, director of the rious indecent scenes which he alleged took Princess's gardens ; Paolo Oggione, an place in the Princess's house, and with her under cook in the service of the Princess knowledge. At the close of this witness's while at Como, were on this and the fol. examination on the 6th, the Attorney-Gene. lowing day examined, and spoke to various ral rose and stated, that several of his witfamiliarities which they had seen take Aesses, who were on their road to give + place between the Princess and Bergami. evidence, had taken flight, from the reports The former had seen her purchase a gold they had received of the treatment of the chain, which she touk from her own neck, former witnesses by the populace at Dover, and put on that of Bergami, who in a play, and had actually returned to Lugano. ful manner replaced it around the neck of On this ground he craved of their Lorde ; the Princess.
ships that they would, by adjourning their Lorisa De Mont, principal female attend proceedings, grant the time that might be ant to her Royal Highness, was next cal. judged necessary to bring back these wita mo ded, and her examination and cross-exami- nesses, who, he understood, were now on nation occupied the House till Saturday the their way thither to give evidence at their .. 20 September. This witness deponed to Lordships' bar, Mr Brougham protested many of the strongest iacts stated by the in the strongest terms against any delay, :* Attorney-General, regarding the familiarity as contrary to precedent, and to every rules? between the Princess and Bergami-Had of justice. The House, after some discusseen the one passing to the bed-room of sion, adjourned, reserving the question for the other. Spoke to the Princess's bed further consideration. haring the appearance of two persons Sept. 7.-The Attorney-General with. *** sleeping in it, &c. In her cross-examina, drew the application which he had mader"} tion she confessed having been discharged to the House for delay in the case of the from the Princess's service for telling a Queen, having received, as he stated, disa falsehood. acknowledged writing a letter patches, informing him that the witnesses: to her sister, five months after her dismis. would not arrive in town within the time sal, in which she eulogised, in the highest stated. Mr Brougham was then allowed terms, the piety and virtues of the Prin. to recall Theodore Majoceli, in his cross-ex ? cess, and imploring her " generous bene. amination of whom, among other circumfactress” to receive her back into her fa: stances, it was brought out, that he had been vour. Her letter farther stated that the three times at Carlton House on various st Princess was surrounded by spies, and that pretexts. He was afterwards re-examined she had herself been offered a brilliant for. by the Attorney-Generaland several Peers; tune, and the unlimited power of drawing and Mr Brougham having distinctly det on a banker in London, if she would go to clared that he contemplated no future * that city,
cross-examination, the Solicitor-General Scpt. 4. - Alexandio Chinetti, an orna. commenced his recapitulation of the eviešu wental painter, who was einployed at the dence, from which he argued that these Villa d'Este, on the lake of Como, had charge of adulterous intercourse had been seen the Princess and Bergami embracing fully made out. This closed the case for
Dominico Bruza, Antonio Bianchi, the prosecution. In reply to a question Giovani Lucini, Callo Conteti, and Fran- from the Earl 'of Lonsdale, the Earl of cisco Cursini, gave siinilar evidence. "Liverpool stated, that, as the proceedings,
Guiseppe Prestilli, a superintendent of had been instituted solely on the ground of the stables to the Princess, but dismissed public justice, and not with any view of her service for embezzlement, swore to personal relief to an Illustrious Personage, having seen the Princess and Bergami he should not press the Divorce Clause in riding out in a carriage from Pesaro ; and the Bill, if, in the proper stage, a strong that, on going up to receive orders, he saw objection arose to it, from religious or other the Priucess's hand in the small clothes of motives. Mr Brougham was then called Bergami.
upon to state the course of defence he inGuiseppe Gulli, waiter at the Crown tended to adopt; and was subsequently Inn at Balasend, had seen the Princess and given until 12 o'clock the following day, Bergami kissing.
e at his own request, to consult with his il Guiseppe Del Orto, a baker at Como, lustrious client and his brother counsel saw the Princess sitting in a garden with upon the point in question. Bergami, his arm round her neck, and he Sept. 8.-Mr Brougham requested that making love to and kissing her.
he might be allowed to open his case, but
he might be allowed to open his cas Guiseppe Gourgiandi, a boatman, de that an option should be given him of poned to their sailing out together on the either calling witnesses in immediately, or lake of Como, and to seeing them kissing. at sonic future period. . VOL. VII.
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.Onu this point a discussion took place, day when her Majesty would be ready to and it was decided, by 166 to 60, that proceed in her defence, Mr Brougham said this privilege could not be granted to her he would ask their Lordships to allow Majesty's Counsel.,
v bisty them till this day three weeks. The request Mr Brongham afterwards asked that he was acceded to, and the House consequent might be allowed to make comments only adjourned to Tuesday the 3d of Octothe evidence adduced without entering ber next. Liigne pour Ington nc upon his own case, which was also refused, HOUSE OF COMMONS.Aug. 21, by a majority of 170 to 49. Viore,
The House met pursuant to adjournment, es Sept. 9. Mr Brougham, when called Lord F. Osborne moved, that an humble npon, at the nieeting of the House, informe address be presented to his Majesty to dig ed their Lordships that he had been in- solve Parliament, until it should be deemed structed by her Majesty to proceed in her expedient to re-assemble it for the dispatch defence with the least possible delay, under of public business. Mr Brougham begged standing that, besides this course of pro, that the amendment might be withilrawns, cedure, no other alternative remained than as the proceedings in the case of her Majesto suffer the injurious effects of the case for ty could not now be put an end to without the prosecution being allowed to retain for great injustice to her. The amendment a considerable time without answer or com. was negatived without a division, and the ment. Being desired to name a precise House adjourned till the 18th September, ibt 9 to it)
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102;., 3 sezibodson 1990 quartt wil z AUGUST. I S !!! oppression and cruelty, and especiallg - 13 Letter of Her Majesty to the King. when perpetrated by a perversion sands á The following letter from the Queen was mockery of the laws. di modu ghami sent to Carlton House, from whence it was 'A sense of what is due to my character returned unopened, with an intimation and sex forbids me to refer minutely to that it must reach the King through the the real causes of our domestic separation, medium of this prime minister. It was or to the numerous unmerited insults of therefore forwarded to Lord Liverpool; fered me previously to that period ; cbut, who, to an inquity of her Majesty, stated leaving to your Majesty to reconciles with that he had laid the letter before the King, the marriage vow the act of driving by but had not received any commands on the such means, a wife from beneath your subject. IDE O R IO 2(3,
roof, with an infant in her arms, your Ma. DOSIR on After the unparalleled and un- jesty will permit me to remind you that provoked persecutions, whieh, during à that act was entirely your own that the sem series of years, Kas been carried on against paration, so far from being sought for by me, me under the name and authority of your was a sentence pronounced upon me, with Majesty and which persecation, instead out any cause assigned, other than that of of being mollified by time, time has ren your own inclinations, which, as your Ma. dered only more and more malignant and jesty was pleased to allege, were not under unrelenting—it is not without a great your control. t je binar: of mota*qm sacrifice of private feeling that I now, even - Not to have felt, with regard to myself in the way of remonstranee, bring myself chagrin at this decision of your Majestys to address this letter to your Majesty. would have argued great insensibility to But, bearing in mind thať royalty' rests on the obligations of decorum; not to have the basis of public good ; that to this pår. dropped a tear in the face of that beloved amount consideration all others ought to child, whose future sorrows were then but submit; and aware of the consequences too easy to foresee, would have marked me that may result from the present unconsti: as unworthy of the name ot mothers buts tutional, illegál, and hitherto unheard of not to have submitted to it without repin. proceedings; with a mind thus impressed, ing, would have indicated a consciousness I cannot refrain from laying my grievous of demerit, or a want of those feelings wrongs once more before your Majesty, in which belong to affronted and insulted fethe hope that the justice which your Ma. male honour. : times B assia jesty may, by evil-minded counsellors, be ? The tranquil and comfortable society: still disposed to refuse to the claims of a tendered to me by your Majesty, formed in dutiful, faithful, and injured wife, you my mind but a poor compensation for the may be induced to yield to considerations grief occasioned by considering the wound connected with the honour and dignity of given to public morals in the fatal example your Crown, the stability of your Throne; produced by the indulgence of your Ma the tranquillity of your dominions, the jesty's inclinations; more especially when happiness and safety of your just and loy- i contemplated the disappointment of the al people, whose generous hearts revolt at nation, who had so munificently provided O :LOYO .'s mo
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for our union, who had fondly cherished at this shanveful ovasion of law and justice, such pleasing hopes of happiness arising that indignation was lost in pity for him from that union, and who had hailed it who could lower his princely plames to with such affectionate and rapturous the dust, by giving his countenance and joy. pe se pop!
favour to the most conspicuous of those a. - Bat, alas ! even tranquillity and com: bandoned and notorious perjurers."i ingine fort were too much for me to enjoy. From S till there was one whose upright mind the very threshold of your Majesty's man- nothing could Warp, in whose breast ins síon the mother of your child was pursued justice never found a place, whose hand by spies, conspirators, and traitors, employ. was always ready to raise the unfortunate, ed, encouraged, and rewarded to lay snares and to rescue the oppressed. While that for the feet, and to plot against the reputa- good and gracious father and sovereignt rea tion and life, of her whom your Majesty mained in the exercise of his royal funca had so recently and so solemnly vowed to tions, his unoffending daughter-in-law had honour, to love, and to cherish. ..ily nothing to fear. As long as the protecting -29İn withdrawing from the embraces of my hand of your late ever-beloved and evera parents, in giving my hand to the son of lamented father was held over me, I was George the Third and the heir apparent to safe. But the melancholy event which déi the British throne, nothing less than a prived the nation of the active exertions of voice from Heaven would have made me its virtuous King, bereft me of friend and fear injustice or wrong of any kind. What, protector, and of all hope of future tranthen, was my astonishment at finding that quillity and safety. To caluminate your treasons against me had been carried on inpocent wife was now the shortest road to and matured, perjuries against me had royal favour; and to betray her was to lay been methodised and embodied, a secret tri." the sure foundation of boundless riches and bünał had been held, a trial of my actions titles of honour. Before claims like these, kada taken place, and a decision had been talent, virtue, long services, your own permade upon those actions without my having sonal friendships, your royal engagements, been informed of the nature of the charge, promises and pledges, written as well, as or of the names of the witnesses ; land what verbal, melted into air,, Your Cabinet was words can express the feelings excited by founded on this basis, You took a to your the fact that this proceeding iwas founded councils men, of whose persons as well as onda request made, and on evidence fur whose principles, you had invariably ex. nishedy by order of the father of my child, pressed the strongest dislike. The interest and my natural as well as legal guardian of the nation, and even ġour own feelings and protector? ? P e ro si in all other d'espects, were sacrificed to the -* Notwithstanding, however, the unprece gratification of your desire to aggravate my dented conduct of that tribunal- conduct sufferings and insure my humiliation, You which has since undergone, even in Parlia: took to your councils and your bosoin men ment severe and unanswered animadver. whom you liated, whose abandonment of and sibns, and which has been also censured in whose readiness to sacrificeme were their only minutes of the Privy Council_notwith, merits, and whose power hasbeen exercisedin standing the secresy of the proceedings of a manner, and has been attended with conse, this tribunalpotwithstanding the strong quences, worthy of its origin. From this temptation to the giving of false evidence unprincipled and unnatural union have against me before it notwithstanding that sprung the manifold evils which this nation there was no opportunity afforded me of has now to endure, and which present a rebutting that evidence-notwithstanding mass of misery and of degradation, accom, all these circumstances, so decidedly fa. panied with acts of tyranny and cruelty, vourable to my enemies even this secret rather than have seen which inflicted on his tribunal acquitted me of all crime, and industrious, faithful, and brave penple, thereby pronounced my principal accusers your Royal Father would have perished at to have been guilty of the grossest perjury. the head of that people. Vi har But it was now (after the trial was over) When to caluminate, revile, and betray discovered that the nature of the tribunal me, became the sure path to honour and was such as to render false swearing before riches, it would have been strange indeed is not legally criminal . And thus, at the if caluminators, revilers, and traitors, had suggestion and request of your Majesty, not abounded, Your Court became much had been created, to take cognizance of less a scene of polished manners and refined and try my conduct, a tribunal competent intercourse, than of low intrigue and scur to administer oaths, competent to examine rility. Spies, Bacchanalian tale-bearers, Learnesses lon oath, competent to try, com. and foul conspirators, swarmed in those petent to acquit or condemnant compe- places which had before been the resort of tent, moreover, to screen those who had sobriety, virtue, and honour. To enume, stporn falsely against me from suffering the rate all the various privations and mortifipains and penalties which the law awards cations which I had to enduremmall the in
to wilful and corrupt perjury. Great as sults that were wantonly heaped upon me, mo indignation naturally must have been from the day of your elevation to the Reeigeney to that of my departure for the Con- y country, consisting of inquisitors, spies, and * tinent-would be to describe every species informers, to discover, collect, and arrange -Llof personat offence that can be offered to, matters of accusation against your wife, siand every pain short of bodily violence without any complaint having been com8 that can be inHicted on, any human being, municated to her; let the world judge of - Bereft bf parent, brother, and father-in-law, the ein ployment of ambassadors in such a ni and my husband for my deadliest foe; see business, and of the enlisting of foreign urling those who have promised to support, courts in the enterprise ; but on the mea.
bought by rewards to be ariongst my iene- sures which have been adopted to give final yemies; restrained from accusing my foes in effect to these preliminary proceedings, it -9 the face of the world, out of regard for the is for me to speak; it is for me to relli character of the father of my child, and monstrate with your Majesty ; it is for me
frony a desire to prevent her happiness from to protest ; it is for me to apprize you of sd being disturbed ; shunned from motives of my determination,
selfishness by those who were my natural. I have always demanded a fair trial. afi lássociates : living in obscurity, while I This is what I now demand, and this is replought to have been the centre of all that fused me. Instead of a fair trial, I am to en was splendid ; thus humhled, I had one be subjected to a sentence by the Parliaroiconsolation left the love of my dear and ment, passed in the shape of a law. Against 10 only child. Toi permit me to enjoy this this I protest, and upon the following
8 was too great an indulgence To see my grounds : 01 daughter to fold her in my arms; to The injustice of refusing me a clear and bnmingle my tears with hers; to receive her distinct charge, of refusing ine the dames of Do Cheering caresses, and to hear from her the witnesses, of refusing me the names of 19 lips assurances of never ceasing loves thus the places where the alleged acts have been iro to be conforted, consoled, upheld, and committed ; these are sufficiently flagrant bublessed, was too much to be allowed me. and revolting; but it is against the consti. a91 Even on the slave mart the cries of " Oh! tution of the Court itself that I particularly on my motherjvriy mother! Oh! my child, object, and that I most solemnly protest. promy child Hb have prevented a separation of Whatever may be the precedents as to 119 the victims of avarice But your advisers, Bills of Pains and Penalties, none of them, eri' mort inhuman- than the slave-dealers, re except those relating to the Qucen of Hen. cilkmorselessly tore the mother from the child. rý the Eighth, can apply here ; for here bis 2Thus bereft of the society of my child, your Majesty is the plaintiff. Here it is elsior reduced to the necessity of cubittering intended by the Bill to do you what you oorl her life by struggles to preserve that society, deem good, and to do mé great harm. 1101 resolved on a temporary absence, in the You are, therefore, a party, and the only gult hope that time might restore me to her in complaining party. 9rst happier days. Those days, alas ! were You have made your complaint to the so y never to comelilo Tor mothers and those House of Lords. You have conveyed to I mothers who have been suddenly bereft of this House written documents sealed up. eris the best and mostri affectionate and only A Secret Committee of the House have
daughters uit belongs to estimate my suf- examined these documents. They have
ferings I and my wrongs || Such mother's reported that there are grounds of proceed. OS&will judge of my affliction upon hearing of ing; and then the House, merely upon
the death of my child, and upon my calling that Reports have brought forward a Bill sds to recollection the last look, the last words, containing the most outrageous slanders on orlwand all the affecting circumstances of our me, and sentencing me to divorce and de. 90s séparation. Such mothers will see the gradation.',. Bbw depth of my sorrows.ie. Every being with a': The injustice of putting forth this Bill ser heart of humanity in its bosom will drop a to the world for six weeks before it is even Ativteat in sympathy with me. And will not proposed to afford me an opportunity of soniches worldthen, learn with indignation contradicting its allegations is too manifest Ylisthat this event, calculated a to soften the not to have shocked the pation; and, inV9 hardest heart, was the signal for new con. deed, the proceedings even thus far are bas gwiracies and indefatigable efforts for the such as to convince, every one that no jus. 101 destruction of this afflicted mother? Your tice is intended me. But if none of these
Majesty had torn my child from me; you proceedings, if none of these clear indicacom. Thad deprived me of the power of being at tions of a determination to do me wrong brchandito succour her; you had taken from had taken place, I should see, in the con 992) me the possibility of hearing her last pray- stitution of the House of Lords itself, a pu vers for her mother; you saw me bereft, certainty that I could expect no justice at 03 forlorn, and broken hearted, and this was its hands. eftruthe puoment you chose for redoubling your Your Majesty's Ministers have advised Diivpersecutionis. o bra 1401 2000! si this prosecution ; they are responsible for bno Let the world pass its judgment on the the advice they give; they are liable to 10 a constituting of a commission, in a foreign punishment if they fail to make good their ai rood pindha