Browse the documents Browse the documents Search
Advanced search
The Flinders papersletters and documents about the explorer Matthew Flinders (1774-1814)
You are here: Flinders > Browse the Documents > Documents > Documents
All pages | 1 | 2 | Back to Index

Letter from Sir Joseph Banks to Ann Flinders (5 of 9) (FLI26) Page 1

London May the twenty third 1807

          Mrs Flinders

W Fawkener

Soho Square
May 22 1807


          Your Letter unfortunately has
been in search of me in Lincolnshire where I
was for a few days on Election busineƒs it came
to my hands only yesterday or it would have been
Sooner acknowledgd. [sic]
        it greives [sic] me to hear that Capt
after having for so long supported with
manly fortitude the very disgraceful Treatment
he has met with from these Enemies to humanity
the French has at last given way to the oppreƒsion
& sufferd [sic] his spirit to flag I can not however have
a doubt from the well known Energies of his
mind that his Low Spirits are only a temporary
attack of depreƒsion which will not be Lasting
        Respecting the poƒsibility of his
having Receivd [sic] the news of his Liberation at
this time it certainly depended on the opportunity
the French may have had of sending off the orders
given in Capt Flinders favor The order for
his Liberation aƒsured in March & three copies

All pages | 1 | 2 | Back to Index
View Print Friendly Version

Related people
Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Flinders, Matthew
Pellew, (Admiral) Edward, Viscount Exmouth
Banks, Sir Joseph


Words and phrases

Related Documents
Other documents written by Banks, Sir Joseph

Other documents received by Chappelle (Flinders), Ann

Other documents written in 1807