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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, 25th October, 1849

Reigate, 25th October, 1849.

My Dear Godley,

—By all means go with Lord Courtenay: for the object is that you should inform the Archbishop by conversation. He evidently does not understand the matter. Of course, the appointment of Bishop is to depend on the endowment. But the present object is to have it settled now, that when the endowment shall be provided, there will be a Bishopric and that Mr. So-and-so will be the Bishop.

If you go with Lord Courtenay, I think you would do well to take a letter of personal introduction from the Bishop of Norwich, which he would rejoice to give you for the asking.

What came of my notion of a colony for Selwyn? The idea haunts me: for if it were realized, much evil (in the form of jealousy) would be prevented, and much good done in the form of Church extension.