The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 8th April, 1850
My. dear J. A. Smith,
—I have your letter of last night.
My object in wishing to meet you early to-morrow was, that we might agree about the form of guarantee before the meeting at Charing Cross at twelve, when, I suppose, the guarantee question will be settled one way or the other. But if you approve of the form I sent to you last night, there will be no need of our meeting: it will only be necessary to make Harrington's official letter agree with the form. What I want to know is, whether the Company will agree to the form; so that it may not be objected to after being signed
P.S.—I was distressed at seeing in the Times to-day, that a convict ship, with "exiles" from Parkhurst and Portland has sailed for New Zealand.