The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 18th July, 1850
Dear Mr. Jackson,
—It seems likely that the Colonists' leave-taking fête at Blackwall on board the ships will be made an occasion of the most careful publicity for Canterbury. The very smell of the pitch will help to give reality to what most people still consider only a pretty dream. You will then be Bishop of Lyttelton, and will have to make the speech of the day as true leader of the departing colony. But my object in page 299troubling you now is to suggest that you may be able to get Lord Wharncliffe and Lord Harrowby to be present, and to speak as relatives of one of the Colonists.
It has been suggested to me that Mr. Ernest Hawkins might induce Dr. Hook to make a striking speech in proposing your health.