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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Eleanor Creevey, 31 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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“31st.—. . . Perceval fought three pitched battles on naming the Finance Committee, and was beat in them all. In that between Leycester and Wm. Cavendish, about which I was most anxious, I saw the tellers count wrong by 3. I called to have the House told again, and again I saw them make the same mistake. I shewed it to General Tarleton, who became furious; and the Speaker called him and me to order in the most boisterous manner. It ended in the House being counted a third time, and the tellers were sent out into the galleries to be more certain. In going they picked up young Peel, the seconder of the Address, in concealment, who, being brought in, voted for Cavendish. They then counted the House again, and they counted right, making 3 more than before, and with Peel making the majority of 4. Otherwise we had been equal, and the Speaker
would have decided the thing undoubtedly against us. We then stuffed
Sir John Newport and Sir George Warrender down their throats, without their daring to oppose us. There never was a more compleat victory, and the majority of the Committee is now so good, anything may be done with it. So much so, that Freemantle said after all was over to Mr. Cavendish, that ‘if Lords Grenville and Grey come in, this Committee will be a terrible thing for them!