The Founders of Canterbury
C. B. Adderley, Esq. Reigate, 19th March, 1850
My Dear Sir,
—The enclosed is all suggestive and attractive according to my understanding of your purpose. It is not necessary that all the subscribers should be "eldest sons"; but it is well to call them so for the suggestiveness of the expression.
I think it indispensable that some such name as Mr. Cocks's should appear. Otherwise the very people whom you invite would be afraid to come forward: they might think it a hoax or a silliness.
Yours very truly,
E. G. Wakefield.
P.S.—It is so worded that it might appear at once; and the coming forward of a very good man might greatly help to complete the subscription. It will have a very good effect on Canterbury generally.