The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 24th December, 1849
My Dear Young,
—In writing yesterday, I omitted two points.
1st. You have a right to reproach me with having kept you in the dark about my view of the arrangement with Lord page 177Grey. But so had Baring and others, till they heard my apology. And when you shall have heard it, I expect from your nice sense of honour a complete acquittal, such as Baring and others have pronounced. It w. s not for me to create dissension among my colleagues, so many of whom were personal friends. But I spoke out, and wrote plainly, to those who were the most active and responsible—those who led the others—and it was their business to communicate to those who trusted in them the strong objections which I made.
2nd. The Colonial Reform Society is likely to prove a very important move in home politics; and about this especially I long to talk with you immediately.