2924. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 21 February 1817*
The last proof of Brazil goes back by this post: – so you will have the volume in the course of a few days. 
21 Feby. 1817.
 A newspaper supported by government money with the aim of attacking radical critics, and edited by John Stoddart (1773–1856; DNB). Stoddart had been editor of The Times until dismissed, at the end of 1816 for the intemperate Toryism of his articles. Southey did not publish his unexpurgated Quarterly article in The New Times. BACK
 See Robert Southey to John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, 8 May 1817 (Letter 2990) for Southey’s reply to this offer of papers that might be useful in compiling his History of the Peninsular War (1823–1832). BACK
 General Sir William Henry Clinton (1769–1846; DNB), commander of the 1st Division in Spain 1812–1813 and commander-in-chief of British forces in eastern Spain 1813–1814. Clinton had married in 1797 Louisa Dorothea Baker Holroyd (1776–1854), daughter of John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield. BACK