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The Founders of Canterbury

C. B. Adderley, Esq. 5th December

C. B. Adderley, Esq. 5th December.

My Dear Sir,

—The letter from Molesworth which I sent to Rintoul yesterday, with a request that he would forward it to you, confirms my opinion that Colonial petitions are likely to be very prominent this session; and it makes me more than ever anxious that your Society should come out without delay.

Please to send me Molesworth's letter, which I had only time to read hastily.

It would be a great point gained if Mr. Walpole would take charge of this Bill along with Molesworth. The positions would not be so prominent as to indicate a preference of Party to Law; and such a Bill is fit for the handling of a lawyer. He would render it a presentable and defensible Bill.

It would be convenient, and likely to advance all your Colonial matters, if it should fall in your way to be in town on the 15th instant, when Molesworth and Rintoul will come here.