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The Creevey Papers
Rev. William Price to the Prince Regent, 1 February 1806

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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“55, Upper John St., Fitzroy Square, Feb. 1st, 1806.

“Permit me to observe to Your Royal Highness, that few events in the course of my Life have impress’d me with more uneasiness than the Letter
which I have receiv’d from
Col. McMahon in which is intimated Your Royal Highness’s commands that I give my Interest to Lord Henry Petty as a Candidate for the University of Cambridge.

“I beg with all humility to assure Your Royal Highness, my Inclination no less than my Duty would dictate an obedience to Your Royal Highness upon this and every occasion, but I am to lament when I had the Honor to attend his Majesty at St. James’s with the Address from the University of Cambridge, Lord Spencer solicited my Vote in behalf of his Son Lord Althorp, when I, not conceiving Your Royal Highness had any commands on this occasion, promis’d to Lord Spencer that Vote which he now claims, informing me Your Royal Highness assur’d him yesterday you wou’d not have interfer’d in opposition to Ld. Althorp, had you known his intention to offer himself. I am therefore humbly to solicit Your Royal Highness’s indulgence, and that I may not suffer in your estimation on this occasion, and beg to profess how greatly I feel in Duty and Obedience.

“Your Royal Highness’s most devoted and
most humble Servant and Chaplain,
William Price.”