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The Founders of Canterbury

H. A. Aglionby, Esq., M.P

H. A. Aglionby, Esq., M.P.

Redhill, Reigate, 28th December, 1847.

My Dear Aglionby,

—I have hoped to see you here, especially on the promised Wednesday. It is very desirable that we should meet in quiet to talk over the state of the Company, &c. The Church settlement promises so well, and I find Cowell so anxious to substitute the doing of useful things for endless and fruitless discussion, that I should see my way to getting mattors on to a satisfactory footing, if we could dispose of the Beit and Nelson question without delay. At present it stands in the way of all good. If Mr. Godley should become a witness to the feelings which it has occasioned, he will have no heart to proceed with the Church Colony. Indeed, I think it inevitable that the Company should break up in the midst of a quarrel between the Directors and the Commissioner, unless we can speedily get rid of that bone of contention. It is about this I want to talk to you in peace.

Ever yours most truly,

E. G. Wakefield.