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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, 12th May, 1850

Reigate, 12th May, 1850.

My Dear FitzGerald,

—If you should be so fortunate as to pass the Emigration Rules to-morrow, it would be very satisfactory to see the enclosed advertisement in the papers on Tuesday. Indeed, there would be no harm in advertising this at once; for you must have done with the Regulations in a day or two. I have drafted the advertisement with a view to general purposes, which it would help not a little, as page 273exhibiting reality and progress. Nearly half of May is out; and nothing has yet been done for the public but getting rid of the fatal contingency. With this advertisement out, and one for tenders of ships, and another addressed to cabin passengers, we should be moving. Bowler has prepared one for the cabin class.

We so knocked about the Emigration Rules on Saturday, that I should like to have a glance at the last proof before it returns to the printer: but do not stop the press for that: expedition is the grand point.