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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, 24th September, 1849

Reigate, 24th September, 1849.

My Dear Godley,

—I write to Adderley by this post saying that all October is the outside of your time, and that I now wait for his presence—which I must do.

You are quite right about "not in a corner."

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I suppose Adderley will give you some notice of his coming, so that you may collect the others. I will take care of the Directors, including Baring.

It would be a great help if the Wynter matter were advanced sufficiently for action at the same time.

George Lyall has been with me this afternoon, to talk about Wynter. I told him of your case; and that your friends are moving heaven and earth to induce you to prefer New Zealand to Italy. I was glad to have Adderley's letter to you, to show to him. I satisfied him that your intention to leave England, whether for New Zealand or Italy, makes a crisis for Association and Company; and that the whole concern must be practically on or virtually off in a fortnight.