The Founders of Canterbury
C. B. Adderley, Esq., Sussex Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight. — Reigate, 20th July, 1849
Reigate, 20th July, 1849.
My Dear Sir,
—I have studied your Tract, and am very much pleased with it. Its publication, I feel sure, will be of page 99great service, both here and in the colonies, but especially where its subject "comes home, &c." May I remind you of the usefulness of writing on some fifty copies, under a space for the name of the presentee "with Mr. Adderley's compliments." These copies I will distribute in the colonies, so as to produce the individual zeal and effort which I think that their presentation in this way to individuals is likely to stimulate.
The Chronicle of to-day has an excellent article by Godley.
With a view to a concerted and organised agitation by the colonists of the South for real local self-government, I am thinking of addressing them in my own name, and in the form of a pamphlet entitled, "Aide-toi, et le ciel t'aidera:" but I am always impressed with a belief that the most useful labour that a member of Parliament could perform during the coming recess, would be the preparation of a Bill for the Government of South Africa, Australasia and New Zealand, which should give real effect to all the principles which are now generally admitted, and be done in so business-like a way, as to be fit to take the place of any bill that the Government is likely to produce.