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The Creevey Papers
Samuel Whitbread to Thomas Creevey, 31 March 1809

Vol. I. Contents
Ch. I: 1793-1804
Ch. II: 1805
Ch. III: 1805
Ch. IV: 1806-08
Ch. V: 1809
Ch. VI: 1810
Ch. VII: 1811
Ch. VIII: 1812
Ch. IX: 1813-14
Ch X: 1814-15
Ch XI: 1815-16
Ch XII: 1817-18
Ch XIII: 1819-20
Vol. II. Contents
Ch I: 1821
Ch. II: 1822
Ch. III: 1823-24
Ch. IV: 1825-26
Ch. V: 1827
Ch. VI: 1827-28
Ch. VII: 1828
Ch. VIII: 1829
Ch. IX: 1830-31
Ch. X: 1832-33
Ch. XI: 1833
Ch. XII: 1834
Ch XIII: 1835-36
Ch XIV: 1837-38
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“Southill, March 31, 1809.

“. . . Do pray tell me what is said about things in general, and in particular about myself, for I fear I am but roughly handled in a part of the world just now. . . . What do you think of the Westminster meeting? I cannot say how much I was surprized by Burdett’s unprovoked attack upon the great agriculturists, who are, almost without exception, real friends of Liberty and Reform—none more so
than the head of them, the
Duke of Bedford, who thinks parliamentary reform indispensably necessary to our existence. . . . I am to-day working hard at the local Militia; to-morrow I intend to go foxhunting, and on Sunday I hope to be regaled by an answer from you. . . .”