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The Creevey Papers
Henry Brougham to Thomas Creevey, [May?] 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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“1810, Temple.

“. . . I hope I need not assure you that my opinion as to Pitt is much too deeply rooted, and formed upon too long an examination of that Arch-juggler’s proceedings, to be at any time even in the least degree modified by any reason of party expediency or party concert. I need scarcely add that no other motive (such as fear of giving offence) could ever reach me. Indeed, any notion of such sentiments giving offence in any quarter of our friends, could only have the effect of making one speak more loudly if possible. At the same time, I fancy that personal feelings are all that influence the Grenvilles on this point—I should rather say Ld. G. himself, for the rest don’t seem to have liked Pitt. . . . I agree with you entirely as to

* George III.

the probable fate of Pitt’s reputation. He was indeed a poor hand at a measure, whatever he may have been at a speech. This all men may easily perceive; but a little inquiry into the facts of such questions as the Regency—Slave Trade—Restriction and E. I. Coy. makes one almost disbelieve the evidence of recollection, and doubt whether he actually did succeed in hoodwinking the country for twenty years . . . As to this rebellion agt. legitimate authority,
Ld. H[olland] won’t touch the subject, no more will young C.* nor Eden, nor Macdonald, &c; and Lord Derby being applied to by Thanet, declined interfering, as did the D. of Devonshire and Lord G[rey], each on his own ground—Lord D. on that of general, vague and groundless panic, quite worthy of his panic when Gladstone and Co. went to Knowsley and made him give over supporting us at L’pool.”