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The Creevey Papers
Henry Brougham to Thomas Creevey, 15 September 1813

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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“Brougham, Sept. 15, 1813.

“. . . My wound is almost well now, leaving only a fine large mark, like a slash, on my head, forehead and eyelid. . . . I came off extremely well on the whole, as you would have allowed had you seen the cut, which was such as to send all the people—Bigges, &c.—out of the room fainting, except the surgeon and Strickland, who showed much skill in assisting him to take up the artery. He was in the carriage with me, and when taken out was supposed to be cut in pieces, from his bloody figure; but, on water being applied, the blood was all found to be my property, and he not even scratched. . . . Let me, in expressing my entire abhorrence of Newcastle—its natives, its
inns, drives, horses, roads, precipices, pools, &c., &c., say how skilful a surgeon they have in the person of Mr. Horne, who attended me, and who is really a wonderful young man. To be sure he has some practice; for I suppose the bodies of half the natives, in whole or in fragments, pass through his hands in the course of a year. To be out of Hell, Newcastle certainly is the damnedest district of country anywhere to be found. . . . Your account of the Brighton festivities is invaluable. I am glad to be prepared for
the Jockey,* with whom I shall certainly take the earliest opportunity of beginning the subject, in order to make him admit before witnesses his having had his journey to Brighton for his pains, and thus to confirm his hatred of P.† . . . I beg to remind you of my predictions, viz. Wellington’s retreat in Novr. or Decr., and a separate peace on the continent before Xmas, tho’ he clearly will never make such terms now as he used to do formerly.‡ . . .”