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The Creevey Papers
Earl of Sefton to Thomas Creevey, 13 April 1827

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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“London, April 13, 1827.

“They all declare their motive for resigning is strictly personal—that the Catholics have nothing to do with it; it never came into question. The D. of Wellington, who has also given up the Army, says nothing

* Lady Andover, widow of the eldest son of the 15th Earl of Suffolk, married Admiral Sir Henry Digby, K.C.B.

shall induce him to connect himself with that man. He has just told this to
Ly. Jersey, and has shown her letters—one from Canning to him, announcing that he had received his Majesty’s commands to form a Government. This he answered to the King. He says Canning’s letter was most impertinent. . . . Peel says he could not serve under Canning, nor would any of the others. . . . Lord Londonderry has resigned the Bedchamber in a letter to the King saying he had prevented the Queen being received at Vienna, and that as H.M. had given his confidence to a man who entertained such different opinions on that subject, he could no longer serve him. In short, traits of humour are without end. Bathurst did not know of the Chancellor’s, Wellington’s and Peel’s resignation till he missed them at the Cabinet dinner at Wynne’s on Wednesday. He went home and wrote a very formal letter of resignation to Canning. . . . If Opposition support, Canning may stand, and they certainly ought to keep out these villains.”