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The Founders of Canterbury

J. W. Parker, Esq. Reigate, 16th January, 1850

page 200
J. W. Parker, Esq. Reigate, 16th January, 1850.

My Dear Sir,

—On behalf of my brother Felix, who is travelling about for the Canterbury Association, I have to offer that if you will spend Twenty Pounds on the enclosed advertisement, or any less sum, he will defray half of the outlay. So, if you agree, please to keep an account, and charge him with the moiety.

There are two advertisements now in the papers (which I enclose), and which I think you would do well to print on a fly leaf or slip of paper, and stick into the Hand Book.

I would also recommend that you print in like manner, and stick into Colonial Surveying, the words which follow:—

"The peculiar modes of surveying, selecting, and giving possession of land, recommended in this work, are those adopted by the Canterbury Association in its settlement on the Southern Plains of New Zealand."

There is a work on the stocks relating to the Canterbury Settlement, the publication of which I purpose getting into your hands. It will be ready in a few days.

I think it probable that your copies of the Hand Book will soon be gone; for the interest about the Canterbury Settlement (now at last going ahead) is likely to be wide-spread.