Evidence presented concerning Addison/Campbell divorce Bill

Evidence presented concerning Addison/Campbell divorce Bill
  • Title: Evidence presented concerning Addison/Campbell divorce Bill

  • Date : 22 April 1801

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/JO/10/8/18

  • Description :

    This document shows evidence given by Amelia Laugher, maid to Jessy Campbell, testifying to the relationship between Jessy Campbell and Edward Addison.

    It is in question and answer form, and begins:

    Q. "Nor when he locked the Door?"

    A. "No."

    Q. "When he saw you, what did he say?"

    A. "Mrs. Campbell spoke and asked, who was there, and I said it was Mr. Addison."

    Q. "What did he say?"

    A. "He said he had made a Mistake, it was the wrong Room, and I let him out of the Door."

    Q. "You are sure he had been in the White Bedroom before?"

    A. "He had taken his Cloaths off, and must have known it was his Room."

     

  • Transcript:

    Q. “Nor when he locked the Door?”
    A. “No.”
    Q. “When he saw you, what did he say?”
    A. “Mrs. Campbell spoke and asked, who was there, and I said it was Mr. Addison.”
    Q. “What did he say?”
    A. “He said he had made a Mistake, it was the wrong Room, and I let him out of the Door.”
    Q. “You are sure he had been in the White Bedroom before?”
    A. “He had taken his Cloaths off, and must have known it was his Room.”
    Q. “How was he dressed when he came into the Red Room?”
    A. “In his Dressing Gown and Slippers.”
    Q. “Do you remember Mrs. Campbell’s having met with an Accident?”
    A. “Yes, she burnt herself.”
    Q. “Had you an Occasion to attend her after she was pretty well recovered?”
    A. “I attended her the whole Time.”
    Q. “And till she was recovered?”
    A. “Yes.”
    Q. “Where did you sleep?”
    A. “In an Anti-room; a Passage-room which led into her Room.”
    Q. “Any Person going into her Room, must go that Way?”
    A. “Certainly.”
    Q. “Can you state any Observation you made of any Person going into the Room, when she was recovered?”
    A. “He frequently; Mr. Addison used to go through the Room.”
    Q. “At what Time of Night?”
    A. “About an Hour or an Hour and an Half after she had been Bed.”
    Q. “Did he remain any Time?”
    A. “About Half an Hour, sometimes less.”
    Q. “Had you put her to Bed then?”
    A. “Yes.”
    Q. “To naked Bed?”
    A. “Yes.”
    Q. “How was he drest when he went there?”
    A. “Generally in his Dressing Gown and Slippers.”

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