December 13 1815: Hard Frost


Rode up to London by Richmond. Called on Flahaut, 32 Thayer Street.  He is gone to Woburn. Benjamin Constant is writing about Napoleon’s last reign. Saw that Ney has been shot, and behaved gallantly – Lavallete not shot. There is one general Bowmont who talks of the conspiracy having existed for three months before Napoleon landed – Ney gave him the lie before the peers. A sort of amnesty has been projected by the king.

Saw neither Kinnaird nor Byron. It rained in London – the season has been
most changeable – hard frost and open weather twice in 48 hours.

— Cam Hobhouse writes for December 13 1815.

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