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The Founders of Canterbury

Reigate, 30th January, 1849

Reigate, 30th January, 1849.

My Dear Godley,

—I trust that by this time you have a rough copy of the Book; without, however, the Appendix No. 1, in which I take the liberty of alluding to you, though not by name. Unless you choose to put on the cap, it may pass as intended for somebody else.

On Friday next, the 2nd, I must go to London on private business, but shall return by the Brighton 5 o'clock train. At and from that hour I place myself at your disposal, and should be very glad if you found it convenient to meet me at the station, and come down to pass Saturday here. There is plenty for us to talk about; or rather will be, if your friends should venture upon a little "action" on Thursday. If they don't strike a blow then, which is the very nick of time for them, they will deserve the sneering at them, Peel included, on which the Times now ventures because they are becoming nobodies from lack of action.