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place. Sancho yet continues to be the favourite, though the odds are not more than 5 to 4.
The foot race against time, twenty miles in two hours and a quarter, against which 100 guineas to 60 are betted, and which it was agreed on should be decided here, between the Brighton and Lewes races, is now postponed to the 18th of September.
Brighton, July 23, 1806.
Towards seven o'clock, last evening, the carriage, with Mrs Fitzherbert, the Hon. Miss Seymour, and Mrs Fitzherbert's favourite female attendant, Mrs Strickland, at a brisk rate, passed the numerous inhabitants, who were in waiting to receive Mrs Fitzherbert, who kindly saluted them as she passed, and appeared in good health and spirits. The bells rang a merry peal, both last night and this morning. The most beautiful stands of flowers were placed round the Pavilion, and every preparation made for the reception of the Prince. At three o'clock a detachment of the South Gloucester Militia, with their band, colours flying, &c, were ordered out to receive His Royal Highness. At half-past four Earl Berkeley desired them to withdraw, which has caused a report that he will first go to Lewes. Twenty-one horses belonging to His Royal Highness arrived this morning. It rained violently this morning, but cleared up about two, when the Steyne was enlivened by the presence of the Earl of Darlington, Sir John Lade, Mr Mellish, and Mr Dalton. The Earl and Countess of Barrymore, Mr Johnston and family, and Lord Stawell arrived yesterday. Mr Mellish will give a grand dinner this day at the Castle, to the Earl of Darlington, Sir John Lade, &c.
Brighton, July 24, 1806.
Earl Berkeley inspected the South Gloucester Militia, last evening, on the North Parade, which was crowded
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