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mounted on his grey charger, their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York, Clarence, Kent, and Sussex, the Duke of Argyle, Duke of Orleans, Count Beaujolais, Earl Berkeley, Generals Lennox and White, Major Bloomfield, Colonels Lee and Savary, and several other officers, arrived on the ground; they were received by a salute of 21 guns from the Artillery; the whole marched past in single files, after which the cavalry charged in regiments, and deployed in a column of divisions, and, after forming the line, the rain coming on very heavy, the whole were obliged to quit the field. The troops were an hour and a half passing in single files, their bands playing. The Royal party left the ground at half-past three ; it rained very hard the whole time. There were very few persons present. The weather thus prevented one of the most beautiful sights. Thousands of people were prepared to attend the review, but the torrents of rain that fell made it impossible. The Prince gives a grand dinner at the Pavilion this day, and a grand ball afterwards.
Mr Sheridan, yesterday, presented Aaron Graham, Esq., one of His Majesty's principal Police Magistrates, to the Prince of Wales, who received him most graciously, and invited him to His Royal Highness's Ball, to be given this night; Mr Goldsmid's family are also invited. Miss Johnston continues extremely ill, which is the subject of universal regret. The Theatre was crowded last night, and will be the same this evening. There were several men to have been flogged yesterday, but, by desire of the Prince, they were pardoned.
Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Clarendon left the Pavilion at half-past twelve for Windsor, the Earl of Moira for London, and Lord Keith for Portsmouth.
The ball at the Pavilion was one of the most brilliant that was ever witnessed; never did the Pavilion present a greater assemblage of beauty and fashion. Every apart-
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