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Gentleman's Magazine 1822 part 1 p.558
Wednesday, June 19.
The cause of Olive, Princess of Cumberland, respecting his late Majesty's will of 15,000l. in her favour, was heard in the Prerogative Court, which was crowded to excess. At ten o'clock Sir John Nicholl took his seat, and shortly after Dr. Dodson and Dr. Lushington, accompanied by Gen. Desseux, soi-dissant Capt. Fitz-Strathern, cousin of the Princess Olive, and others. Dr. Dodson addressed the Court in support of the arguments urged last Court day, and concluded by earnestly entreating the Court, on the score of justice, humanity, and fair dealing that ought to exist between man and man, to grant the motion of his worthy Colleague. Dr. Haggard, on the same side, supported the other learned Civilians, and contended that the motion ought to be made absolute, namely, that the will now read be propounded as the last will and testament of his Majesty George III. Sir Christopher Robinson, the King's Advocate, addressed the Court at great length against the claim, contending that it was a matter not for the interference of that Court. Dr. Adams followed on the same side. A few minutes before one o'clock, Olive, the Princess of Cumberland, entered the Court, and took her seat on the bench behind the Proctors. Dr. Lushington replied in a very long and eloquent speech. Sir J. Nicholl said, he should take time to consider the case, and on the next Court day he gave judgement against the application, as not coming within the jurisdiction of that Court.
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