The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 13th January, 1850
My Dear FitzGerald,
—I am really afraid to interfere.
The foretold confusion is now so great, that nobody can well meddle with it and not make it worse. Of this at least I am certain—that nothing but more, or more open, disorder will come of any stirring by any body, before the leading members of this Council shall have met in a room and discussed their principles of action. Of course, the Government people are crowing: and you cannot truly contradict them. I am sorry to sickness, but not surprised.