The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 21st December, 1849
My Dear Bellairs,
—The Canterbury Association will proceed.
Being fixed to do their work as to selling by the 30th April, they have not an hour to lose.
In order to gain time for what little I can do, I give up my projected holyday visit to Suffolk.
I have broached your question to some members of the Association, by whom it has been pleasantly received; and, as a decision will probably be come to without delay, I earnestly recommend that you should be on the spot, by throwing over Christmas holydays, as I do, and coming to me here as soon as possible.