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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, Saturday, 20th January, 1849

Reigate, Saturday, 20th January, 1849.

My Dear Godley,

—I am expecting to hear from you by to-day's early post.

It has just struck me that if you enter into the plan for enabling Gladstone to have first shot at the subject this year, you might also, with his assent, give the Bishop of Oxford an opportunity of shooting on the same day in the Lords.

According to human calculations, copies of the book in stitched sheets will be ready for you on the night of Monday, the 29th instant, and the Book itself on Parker's counter for sale on Monday, the 5th February.

Some of our New Zealand friends are in a mortal fright. Trusting you are better.

I find that the Priory here is let—to a friend of mine, and a great colonizer; but I keep out of his way.