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The Creevey Papers
Henry Brougham to Thomas Creevey, 4 July 1814

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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“4th July, 1814.
“Dear C.,

“First as to Mother P.† I was sure of my adversary giving some opening; so yesterday, in reply to St. Leger’s asking seats, Lord Hertford (cornuto, husband, father, &c.) in his own proper person writes saying the whole seats in St. Paul’s are arranged by the Regent, and Mrs. P. can’t have one. I have just despatched a Dft. of a letter to Mr. Speaker in which Mrs. P. takes the highest ground, saying she had accepted in the belief of its being an earnest of a new system of treatment, &c., and in order to show her conduct to the P. was only because she must vindicate herself, and not arising from any vexatious views; but now she finds she and the offer and all have been wholly misconstrued, and that her conduct has been supposed to proceed from an unworthy compromise; and in short, throwing up, on the ground of the treatment continuing, &c., &c. . . . This is decisive, I think, and gives us the game again. . . . However, if she refuses to send it (which I fear) we are done, or nearly so. I wrote her a long and very severe epistle on Saturday, accusing her of everything, &c. She is the better for it, and promises, &c. . . . Now as to Westr. I hear Burdett really is trying to put down the Major and bring me in. Meantime Sherry‡ talks of W. as a

* Lord Cochrane, afterwards 10th Earl of Dundonald [1775-1860], one of the most splendid naval commanders that ever paced a quarterdeck, was tried for a Stock Exchange conspiracy, and, though undoubtedly innocent, was convicted with his own uncle and one de Berenger, who were the real culprits. Cochrane was sentenced to an hour’s pillory, a year’s imprisonment, and a fine of £1000. He was dismissed the Navy, and expelled from the House of Commons; but his constituents in Westminster immediately returned him again to Parliament. In 1828, after continuous sea-service under foreign Powers, he was reinstated as rear-admiral in the Royal Navy.

† The Princess of Wales.

R. B. Sheridan.

close boro’ in his family, and he is to have a meeting forthwith.
G. Byng told me he had declared himself for me, and was ready to go from house to house, ‘and by Gad to wear out two shoes in it,’ meaning two pair. . . . There is a strange backwardness in Sam [Whitbread] about Westr. Whether it be that he never can be led to believe that there is no occasion for anybody in Parlt. other than himself—or that he thinks Westr. too much for me—or that he really can’t feel easy in going agt. Sherry—I know not, but he won’t speak to any one.”