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The counsel were ordered to be called in.
The ATTORNEY-GENERAL said, he had now to resume the statement of facts at the part which he left off on Saturday. It would be in the recollection of their lordships that in that statement he had left her Majesty at Catania, in the island of Sicily. He, however, begged leave, before he proceeded with the narrative, to supply an omission which he made on Saturday. On that day he had stated that Dr. Holland was in the suite of her Majesty, but he had not mentioned at what time that gentleman left her service. He now thought it necessary to apprise their lordships, lest they should suppose that Dr. Holland had continued with her Majesty up to the last date of which he had spoken, that that gentleman left her at Venice, in the tour which her Majesty made to that city in the month of April or May, 1815. She had previously taken into ber service a Mr. Howland and a Mr. Flynn, officers of the navy. He would now proceed with his statement in the order he had hitherto followed. He had, as already stated, left her Majesty at Catania : from thence she went to Augusta, also in Sicily. This journey she made in the month of March, 1816. He had already informed their lordships, that during the residence of the Queen in Catania, she procured for Bergami the title of a knight of Malta. Upon her arrival at Augusta, she obtained for him a new dignity—the title of Baron de la Francino. He was not aware what circumstances
could entitle him to such an honour, or that any thing could have induced her Majesty to procure this dignity for bim except the influence which he had obtained over her, in consequence of the familiarity and licentious intercourse which he had shown to have subsisted between them. He bad now to state another fact, which would
prove the power Bergami had obtained over his mistress-a power, which, as he always said, was to be accounted for by not only the existence of a licentious familiarity, but an adulterous intercourse between them. Either at Augusta or Catania she sat for her picture, or for several pictures. In one instance she sat in the character of a Magdalen, in a dress in which her person was very much exposed. In another picture she was painted in the dress of a Turkish lady, and a long with her was the child Victorine in a similar dress. Bergami was also painted in a Turkish dress. One, if not two, of these pictures was presented to Bergami. Now he must here again observe to their lordships, that to him it was impossible to account for such marks of favour, upon any other ground than that of influence obtained by the adulterous intercourse which, upon the facts he had described, he attributed to the parties. Her Majesty having resolved to leave Augusta, set out on a voyage to Tunis, and afterwards visited Greece. For this voyage she hired a vessel of that kind called a polacre; and here he had again to state, that arrangements were made on board this vessel, similar to those their lordships would recollect he had already described on other occasions, for having the sleeping apartments of Bergami and the Queen near each other, and for obtaining facility of communication. Her Majesty's cabin, as well as that of the Countess Oldi, communicated with the dining cabio, and on the other side were some apartments for the other female attendants. There were two doors leading into the cabin, one for the Queen, and the other for her female servants. For a few days Bergami slept at some distance from the Queen's apartment. But very soon one of the doors, that which served for a communication of the servants into the eating-room, was ordered to be closed up, leaving only one entrance to the dining room and the Queen's bed-room. А bed was ordered to be brought for Bergami's accommodation into the dining-cabin, and this bed was so placed, that when the door of the Queen's sleeping-room was open, she and Bergami could see each other while in bed, and hold conversation together. The only access to her Majesty's bed-room was through the eating-room in which Bergami slept, and when the door of this room was shut, there was no means of access to the Queen's. The door of the eating-cabin was constantly shut after they retired to rest, and through it, as be had stated, was the only communication to the Queen's sleeping apartment. Now, he would ask their lordships, what conclusion could be drawn from this arrangement but that
which the others he had stated had suggested ? What other reason, except that of facilitating an adulterous intercourse, could be assigned for her Majesty having, either by land or sea, access to her sleeping apartment open only to Bergami, and closed to all the rest of her suite? Her Majesty proceeded, as he had stated, to Tunis, and from thence to Utica. In the house in which she slept there were only two bed-rooms; one was allotted to her Majesty and Victorine, and the other to the Countess Oldi and the other female attendants. The rest of the suite were accommodated at the houses of different consuls in the town. It would appear in evidence, that when her Majesty stopped at this place, Bergami came in the morning at a very early hour before her Majesty was up, and entered her apartment. Without asking leave or giving the slightest no tice he passed into her bed-room, and there remained alone with her for a considerable time. Here he might be permitted to ask, why Bergami took this liberty ?—why he went to her Majesty's apartment without being desired? Their lordships would say whether it was to be supposed she would thus admit him to her bed-room, if gross familiarity and licentious intercourse had not previously taken place. It was true, she bad by this time procured for Bergami titles and dignities, but her having raised him from obscurity to distinction did not furnish any ground for thus admitting him to her bed-room. Their lordships might perhaps consider the details he
had to state as fatiguing, from their sameness.
But though many of the facts he had stated, and had still to relate, were unimportant in themselves, they were material as leading to the conclusion he had endeavoured to press on their lordships' minds—that the chain of circumstances could only be accounted for on the existence of an adulterous intercourse between Bergami and her Majesty. He had now to call their lordships' attention to a fact which was calculated to remove every doubt from their minds, if any yet remained. Her Majesty visited Savova. The house in which she slept there had only two rooms, and the outer room, which was assigned to Bergami, had no bed. [Here the Lord Chancellor asked at what date this took place.] They were at Savona on the 12th of April ; they had been at Utica on the sth. [A noble lord asked where Savona was situated.] The place was in Africa, near Tunis. It was called either Savona or Savenhà. He had it Savona. As he had stated, at this place, the outside room, assigned to Bergami, had no bed; the inner room, wbich was occupied by her Majesty, had one, and a very large one. There was no access to the bed in the inner room except through Bergami’s. It would be proved in evidence, that in the morning, after her Majesty had slept here, her bed had the appearance of having been slept in by two persons. Their lordships would recollect that he hadstated that there was only one passage