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I hope therefore these combinations, will revive you all  & make you flourishing. But I hear party feuds are higher than ever & that poor old Stephen must go; being I suppose as usual the Cats' paw of that arch [indecipherable] of craftiness & roguery- 

With regard to our own state, I see no danger in carrying the Reform Bill, but to the friends of corruption & intrigue, their reign is at an end & tho' I by no means approve of the details of the Bill in as much as it does not address the real principal on which Representation is formulated, yet as it wipes off that monstrous anomaly, the 20 home boroughs, I hail it as a good omen.- It is only a step to a more

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