A First Year in Canterbury Settlement With Other Early Essays
Down, Bromley, Kent. — September 30 
Down, Bromley, Kent.
September 30 .
My dear Sir,—I am much obliged to you for so kindly sending me your Evidences, etc. We have read it with much interest. It seems to me written with much force, vigour, and clearness; and the main argument to me is quite new. I particularly agree with all you say in your preface.
I do not know whether you intend to return to New Zealand, and, if you are inclined to write, I should much like to know what your future plans are.
My health has been so bad during the last five months that I have been confined to my bedroom. Had it been otherwise I would have asked you if you could have spared the time to have paid us a visit; but this at present is impossible, and I fear will be so for some time.
With my best thanks for your present,
My dear Sir,
Yours very faithfully,