Memoirs of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Volume 2

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J.F. Hughes, 1808 - Great Britain

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Page 84 - Cornwall, which was about 15,0002. per annum. Fifty years ago, his grandfather, then Prince of Wales, possessed a net income of 100,000?. per annum, in addition to the duchy of Cornwall. Eighty years ago, his great grandfather, then Prince of Wales, had 100,000?., without that duchy. From a review of those establishments, Mr.
Page 88 - For this purpose, no arrears should, on any pretence, go beyond the quarter ; that debts thus claimed .should be punctually paid, and no other. Mr. Pitt further proposed to invest Carlton House in the crown for ever, that the furniture should be considered as a heir-loom, and that all suits for the recovery of debts from his Royal Highness should lie against his officers. Mr. Pitt concluded with moving that the revenue of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales should be increased to 125,000^.
Page 133 - Highness observed, by a particular law, became of age at eighteen, while every other subject was not of age till twenty-one. A young man at that age, when the passions were at their height, and in his situation, might be led into expenses beyond his income, and which, perhaps, might border on extravagance ; but such a circumstance he could not consider as a serious reflection on a young man of eighteen.
Page 122 - Sheridan's amendment was negatived by a majority of 148 to 93. On the motion of Mr. Pitt, the annual sum of 65,000/. was appropriated to the revenue of the Prince, out of the consolidated fund, by a majority of 93 against 68. A conversation then took place, respecting the appropriation of an annual sum out of the revenue of the duchy of Cornwall, towards paying the debts of his Royal Highness...
Page 31 - I replied that I believed his Royal Highness had not such an opinion of me. His Royal Highness continued : ' I am told, Sam Chifney, that you won six or seven hundred pounds upon the race yesterday, when you rode Escape, and won upon him ; and I am told that Vauxhall Clark [Clerk of the Stables to the Prince of Wales] won all the money for you.
Page 33 - To which I most fully and freely consented. ' His Royal Highness said, " I am told, Sam Chifney, that you we-re arrested at Ascot Heath for 300/., and that Vauxhall Clark paid the money for you." I replied that this was the first word I had ever heard upon the subject. His Royal Highness said, " Sam Chifney, I wish to know if you have any objection to make an affidavit that you were not arrested at Ascot Heath, and that Vauxhall Clark did not pay 300Z.
Page 124 - Commons an account of the proceeds of the duchy of Cornwall, during the minority of the Prince of Wales, an abstract of the debts which his Royal Highness had incurred, and an account of the application of 25,000/.
Page 138 - ... brother, a language something more favourable, as to the impression it was calculated to give of his conduct to the country, they would not have had a vote less to the present bill. His Royal Highness next touched on the situation of the Princess of Wales, a lovely and amiable woman, torn from her family, for though her mother was the King's sister, she might still be said to be torn from her family by being removed from all her early connexions ; what must be her feelings from such circumstances...
Page 201 - Wales did not in consequence exist, his royal highness conceived that he could not receive an address in state, and particularly from the corporation of the city of London, for which he entertained the highest veneration and respect. His royal highness, therefore, thought it would appear disrespectful to the first body corporate in the kingdom, to receive the members of it inconsistently with his own character and dignity.
Page 100 - Pitt, upon this occasion, congratulated the house upon the constitutional sentiments which his Royal Highness had expressed ; and said, he observed with pleasure that a parliament which had never failed in any expression of loyalty to their sovereign, or attachment to his family — which had never been wanting in discovering a proper spirit of liberality, when the occasion called for it — had no less in the present instance shewn a degree of jealousy, care, and circumspection, when a demand was...

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