The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, January 22, 1850
—I take your letter to mean that you can't be ready by Saturday. So be it, if it must. But if you put off till the first February, I trust you will take real pains to improve the interval by organizing that facility of distribution which is all in all for a work of this sort. It should be as well known, and as easy to buy as a first number of one of Dickens's or Thackeray's periodical tales.page 207
In that case too, I think that it would be well to make the first number a double one, with a complete lot of information and a map of the Settlement, costing a shilling;.
But all this requires vigorous activity; and I wish it may suit you, but have doubts whether it is not too much out of your line.
I mentioned the double first number, in writing to Captain Bellairs last night.