The Founders of Canterbury
John Hutt, Esq.Reigate, 7th October, 1849
My Dear Hutt,
—Seeing the state of Godley's affairs, I earnestly recommend that you limit the things to be done as much as possible. It will be enough for the present if the Association determine,
1st. to go on.
2nd. to send out Godley, as has been proposed.
3rd. to take the requisite steps for forming the colony of people in this country.
But no "step" need, be taken at present except sending page 120out Grodley. If you get that one point settled, it will do for the present. It is this which pressed on Godley's account. Until this be settled, he can do nothing as to other matters.
I am afraid that his friends resemble the hares. He evidently thinks so, and is deeply hurt: no wonder! However, if you immediately and finally settle one point—that Godley is to go to New Zealand as proposed—all may be well yet.
P.S.—Explain clearly to Lord Lyttelton how cruelly Godley is treated in being asked to move others in this matter of his own, which others set him upon, and now leave him in the lurch.