The Founders of Canterbury
The Rev. Dr. Lang, 42, Moorgate Street, London. — Reigate, 29th Sept., 1849
Reigate, 29th Sept., 1849.
My Dear Sir,
—The Illustrated London News of to-day contains some very interesting news from Sydney down to the 16th June, which I imagine had not reached you when we parted to-day.
So in two colonies—the Cape and New South Wales—convicts sent out in defiance of a pledge to the contrary, are kept afloat till an answer can be received from Lord Grey to the protest of the colonists against their being landed.
On second thoughts, I am disposed to abstain from sending you a copy of my letter to New Zealand until after you shall have written to me as proposed; my object being to make evident the fact, that your idea about a league or convention was formed originally by yourself, independently of what had been brewing in my mind. The agreement of our thoughts when there had been no communication between us will, I fancy, thus be more remarkable, and the more likely to lead others to agree with us. But I will do as you please.
Believe me, &c., &c.,
E. G. Wakefield.