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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, 28th November, 1849

Reigate, 28th November, 1849.

My Dear Mr. Baring,

—I must let you see the enclosed, which please to return along with Mr. Wynter's letter.

I have by this post communicated my suspicions to John Abel Smith.

That you should be brought into this turmoil is very annoying; but it will be soon over: and I feel confident that your presence and resolution will alone prevent what I fear. If all should go smooth, I am quite willing that the foul suspicion should be laid upon the state of my brain: for indeed one ought to be half cracked to think of anything so incredible.

My son is a cool and discreet observer; and I do believe that his view of the subject is correct.

Yours ever,

E. G. Wakefield.

I think that both in Downing Street and Broad Street Buildings, the stoppage of the Company is regarded as inevitable; and that therefore the stoppage of Canterbury is desired.