The Founders of Canterbury
C. B. Adderley, Esq. Reigate, 27th December, 1849
My Dear Sir,
—The inclosed, from G. F. Young, tallies with your account of Disraeli. I think they have been scared by Cobden's speech at Bradford. However, we are best with the men who are in earnest; and circumstances favour us so much that we need care less about people. I hope you will add Mr. M'Geachy, but, to save time, I write by this post to Fitz-Gerald requesting him to do so.
I am much afraid of short-coming with respect to advertisements. None would be better than too few. Eintoul and I are ready to bear a share of the needful expense.
I am delighted to hear of your readiness to come to town about Canterbury; and as the matter is really vital, I trust that you may be able to manage to sleep here on the night before the meeting at Charing Cross. If not, I must go to town at all risks. I should like to meet you and Lord Lyttelton and Lord Courtenay in the morning just before the meeting.
E. G. Wakefield.
Please to send back the letters of Hume, Cobden, Molesworth, and Young.
(In the same cover, and sent the same day.)