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The Founders of Canterbury

C. B. Adderley, Esq

C. B. Adderley, Esq.

Reigate, 14th July, 1849.

My. dear Sir,

— The sketch of your intended speech is distinct and satisfactory, as far as it goes. But now you will (I conclude from what has taken place in the House of Commons about Supply and Estimates) have time for the preparation which was impossible at Ryde in consequence of your want of papers: and I indulge the hope that you will be able to devote a whole day to patient discussion of the subject here, with Godley and me. It would be a great point gained if you could induce Mr. Stafford, Molesworth, and Rintoul to join in the discussion. By this means, everybody's mind would be settled, with respect to what each intended to do: and this real preparation would bring forth good fruit on the Debate. What I should like still better, is a quiet day alone with you after the discussion by many. It was in this way page 98that we got up the great debate on Colonial Government in 1845 in the name of New Zealand—which Debate, if it did nothing else, took Hawes to the Colonial Office, and made Lord Stanley a Protectionist.