The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 3rd October, 1850
My Dear. Sewell,
—I want your opinion on the following point. Rintoul is going on Saturday to the Bishop of Norwich to pass two or three days with him: and I have a great mind to beg that he will take a copy of my late letter to Godley and get the Bishop to read it. I should do so without hesitation, but that you ought to have the opportunity of saying, "Don't," if you object. But myself, I am so clear page 338that you will have to find a substitute for Jackson, that I wish to keep the Bishop of Norwich informed from time to time, instead of keeping him in the dark till it shall be unavoidable to enlighten him all at once, and so to shock him. Told all at once, the story of Jackson's unfitness is incredible.
Write one line by return of post, lest I should not be able to go to town to-morrow. If J—— should be arrested at Plymouth, Canterbury may lie down and die.
E. G. Wakefield.