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The Creevey Papers
Henry Brougham to Thomas Creevey, 17 January 1815

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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“Temple, Jan. 17, 1815.

“. . . Liverpool (the town) is all in an uproar (indeed I might say the same of the man of that name) about the property tax. We shall do them to a certainty. Our friends are in much force on the American peace and renewal of their trade, and the Scotchman (Gladstone) at a woful discount, having become odious to all parties. His letters in the newspapers boldly denying the receiving a communication from Jenky† on the property tax (and which he now explains away, I understand, by a quibble) are quite fatal with a ‘generous and open-hearted publick,’ who never understand special pleading, and are very ready to confound it with lying. Accordingly, I expect to see severe handling at the approaching meeting called by a large requisition, at the head of which are ‘Earl of Sefton and W. Roscoe, Esq.’ S. will be good on the backbone, and the pautriot will have much to urge. Our worthy friend, now returned from America, will not be bad—and the Pastor tells me ‘Carey is now in the state of a loaded blunderbuss, and it is hard to say whether he mow down more friends or foes, but probably many of both.’ Erskine is K.T.,‡ and says he passes

* Michael Angelo Taylor’s, a constant rendezvous of the Whig party. Mr. Taylor was an importunate candidate for a peerage.

† The Premier, Lord Liverpool.

‡ Knight of the Thistle.

the happiest hours of his life at the Pavillion, which is like enough, if his w——e knocks him down before his son as she lately did.”