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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, 14th April, 1850

Reigate, 14th April, 1850.

My Dear Rintoul,

—You may have heard that "the Guarantee" has accomplished its object.

It will enable the Association to publish some such letter as the enclosed draft, which pray take the trouble to read.

I will call for it shortly before eleven, on my way to Charing Cross to morrow.

I am not sure whether I told you that although Lord Lyttelton and Simeon are jointly and severally liable for the £15,000, that is only because there were not enough people page 259disposed to sign for dividing the liability into respective sums. This for Sir W. J., in case you have not already informed him of the exact state of the case.

I am in hopes that the meeting on Wednesday may justify Spectator in giving Canterbury a lift.

Think of my being in London every day, and hard at work! It is not because I am well, but because I can't resist the temptation to help in saving what will go to pot if I don't help.

[Enclosure in above.]

(Circular Letter from the Committee of the Canterbury Association, to intending purchasers of land who have already paid money into the Banker's hand.)