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The Founders of Canterbury

Memorandum for Mr. Brittan

Memorandum for Mr. Brittan.

A representation from the Colonists to the Committee, setting forth the ill effects of uncertainty as to the character and opinions of the Bishop. This in some detail, with a statement of the facts concerning the manner in which the undertaking is maligned by several parties in the Church, each of which seems to expect that the Bishop and Clergy of the settlement will be men holding views antagonistic to its own. It is a serious impediment, which at one time there appeared to be only one means of removing; that is, by the announcement of the Bishop by name. The disappointment of Mr. Wynter's wish to be the Bishop prevents this just now: but it has occurred to the Colonists that another means might be employed as effectually. This is a public assurance by the Association that in recommending a gentleman to the notice of the Primate and Her Majesty's Government, they will use their best endeavours to select one who shall be pleasing to the First Body of Colonists, and in possession of their confidence and respect.