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The Founders of Canterbury

The Rev. Thomas Jackson, Training College, Battersea

The Rev. Thomas Jackson, Training College, Battersea.

Reigate, 7th May, 1850.

My Dear Sir,

—In consequence of Mr. Brittan's intimation of your readiness, to take part in the intended proceedings of the Canterbury Association at Ipswich, Mr. Wynter and I waited on the Bishop of Norwich this morning. His Lordship, besides conferring with Mr. Wynter on matters relating to yourself, which it is not my business to report, though I was much gratified by being one of the first to hear of them, entered warmly into the idea of making the Ipswich meeting (which is fixed for Monday the 27th instant) serve for enlightening and moving the Eastern Counties generally, by means of preparing for it on a large scale, and of presenting you to the public on that occason in the character of the future Bishop.

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The Committee of the Association, afterwards, at Mr. Wynter's suggestion, resolved to incur the expenses requisite for gathering attendance at the meeting from the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, and Essex.

I am now, therefore, desirous of consulting you personally on the subject.

There are other matters also; which I should be glad of an opportunity of mentioning to you, because you are now virtually, though not yet in form, the leader of the colony which is preparing to depart, and which on very many points will hesitate in coming to conclusions without your sanction.

The state of my health prevents me from going to London when the task can be avoided: but I am going thither on Thursday, and would wait upon you at any time and place that you may fix, after eleven o'clock;

I remain, my dear Sir,

Very faithfully and truly yours,

E. G. Wakefield.