The Founders of Canterbury
F. Alleyne McGeachy, Esq., The Carlton Club. — Reigate, 6th January, 1850
Reigate, 6th January, 1850.
My Dear Sir,
—As you desire I write, but with little to say, because the aspect of matters has changed since your letter was written. In order that you may know the present status as soon as possible, Captain Bellairs and my brother will be at the Carlton Club to-morrow at eleven o'clock or thereabouts. They know all, especially Bellairs, who seems to have done very useful work on Saturday.
The present proposal is, in my opinion, sufficient, though it will cause much trouble in explanation. Having filled Bellairs with my view, and seeing him most intelligent and circumspect with respect to the whole matter, I would beg that no alteration of the present suggestion may be assented to by the Association without his concurrence.page 189
Care should be taken not to make the proposal now suggested without being sure that Lord Grey will adopt it without altering it.
I think it most desirable that you should accompany Hutt at any interview or interviews at the Colonial Office. He is, from official habits, too much afraid of the Office.