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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Eleanor Creevey, 27 January 1810

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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“27th.—Walked in the streets; they were all alive and merry. Tierney says ‘the business of last night will end in smoak,’ which confirms me in my conviction of its infinite importance. . . . I do not think any minister that ever was could stand a public enquiry into our ordinary expeditions; much less such a minister as this into such an expedition. . . . Walked with Bainbridge. He told me that, after our conversation two months ago, in which we agreed entirely about the fatal influence of Tierney over Grey, and the necessity of these leaders having their eyes opened as to their conduct to the Insurgents,* and the utter ruin such a system would bring upon them, he was so impressed with the matter that he went down to Lord

* The extreme wing of the Opposition, who afterwards assumed the ominous title of “the Mountain.”

Thanet to have it out with him; who agreed with him in everything, and he (Lord Thanet) was induced to write an elaborate letter to Grey, expostulating with him upon all their various proceedings.