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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Elizabeth Ord, 26 May 1830

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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“Bansted, May 26th.

“. . . Sefton went down to the House to hear the two Royal Messages which it was known were coming—one to enable some one to sign poor Prinney’s name for him,† and the other to shew up Leopold for having jibbed at last as to taking Greece upon himself. To be sure, this jib of his has not been brought about by the King’s illness! I suppose Mrs. Kent thinks her daughter’s reign is coming on apace, and that her brother may be of use to her as versus Cumberland. . . . We were all on the course at Epsom yesterday and saw poor Prinney’s horse ‘The Colonel’ win the Craven Stakes. If ‘Captain Arthur’ should win [the Derby] next Thursday, all Lord Sefton would pocket in bets and stakes would be £12,500—that’s all!‡ Gully is quite sure his horse Red Rover will win;§ Chifney equally sure that Priam will‖ notwithstanding that Lord Ranelagh says he trusts in God that heathen god Priam can never win.”