The Founders of Canterbury
Reigate, 7th May, 1849
My dear Godley,
—On reflection, I think the safest course, because admitting of return to the subject in case of no success at first, would be only to ask counsel as to some fitting person.
A capital colonist in petto has been to see me to-day. He knows your Major W——, of whom, however, I did. not seem to have any knowledge.
Rintoul left me this morning, bent on getting Molesworth to go a-head in a way that can do no harm and may do great good.