CollectionGeorge III Private Papers
Record TypeWritings (documents)
TitleObservations on admissibility of the Prince Regent's evidence
WriterFonblanque, John de Grenier
Warren, C
Fonblanque, John Samuel Martin
DescriptionFonblanque and Warren considered whether the Prince Regent can be examined as a witness in the Court of Chancery, regardless of the case. They believe that his support of the argument is important, and that he ought not to be rejected as a witness. They note that the Prince Regent only reconsidered giving evidence on the advice of 'one of his highest Legal Advisers'. They mention the statements in writing he has already made in support of Colonel Berkeley. To support their argument they cite cases in which the King was called as a witness, namely Abiyne and Clifton, and Lea and Lea, and believe that no law prohibits the monarch from standing as witness. There is also consideration of the oath in relation to monarchy, and that he can be trusted more than other witnesses (and hence will be exempt from the usual treatment of witnesses)
Extent1 document (12 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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