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illustrated.1821 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER THE TENTH: 1788. The Kings
Illness--Proceedings in Parliament--His Majes-ty's
Recovery--Thanksgiving Day--Observations. TN the early part of the
summer of this year, Chap. the health of the king had in some
degree, declined; and the day after the prorogation 1788. of
parliament, he went to Cheltenham by the advice of his physicians,
but did not derive the expected benefit from the medicinal waters
of that place. He returned to Windsor on the 16th of August: and,
not long after, his disorder took a most unfortunate turn. Symptoms
of mental derangement occasionally appeared, and gradually
increased both in frequency and in degree, so that in the course of
the next six or eight weeks he was several times unable to hold his
usual levees at St. James's. On the 21st of October he wrote On the
12th of June the king wrote to Mr. Pitt from Kew, complaining of a
bilious disorder, and saying that sir George Baker (his physician,
) would not allow him to go to town on that or the following day,
quiet being essential to him.--On the 18th the king wrote again to
Mr. Pitt from Kew, informing him that he was better. Chap, to Mr.
Pitt, desiring to see him at Windsor;, and adding, that though an
invalid, it would 1788. be an amusement to him to talk over
business with Mr. Pitt. At the levee, on Friday the 24th, his
manner and conversation were such, that the nature of his
indisposition was evident to all who were present. Mr. Pitt was
greatly affected, when he attended his majesty in the closet after
the levee, which the king observed, and noticed in writing to him
the next day from Kew. In this letter, he said that he held a levee
to prevent false reports, and a fall of the stocks; and, probably
in some degree aware of his situation, he directed Mr. Pitt not to
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