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The Founders of Canterbury

The Rev. J. Cecil Wynter,Gatton. — Reigate, 17th November, 1849

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The Rev. J. Cecil Wynter,Gatton.
Reigate, 17th November, 1849.

My Dear Sir,

—Your letter is most gratifying to me.

You will be glad to hear that the active members of the Canterbury Association (including Lord Courtenay, Lord Lyttelton, aud the new Bishop of Norwich) are not likely to abandon any of the main features of the enterprise. There are objections to them by Dr. Selwyn's friends; but these will not prevail.

Though I have considered the past really "irrevocable" as regards yourself, I have longed, since your return to Gratton, for the opportunity of some conversation with you, which I thought might lead you to become a member of the Association: and your letter now strengthens this desire. But I have been unwilling to wait upon you at home, lest it might be supposed by others that your decision was not deemed irrevocable, and that we were trying to persuade you to revoke your nolo episeopari. If, after this explanation, you would allow me to see you, it would be a great satisfaction.