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Letter from Captain Kent to Matthew Flinders (FLI01) Page 1

Captain M. Flinders R.N.
    Naƒsau Street

Oct. 11. 1811 – Capt Kent

            Agincourt in the Tagus September 17th 1811—

My Dear Friend

    I have this moment received your very obliging
favor of the 14th Ulto – The letter you mention to have addreƒsed to me
in the Downes in October last never came to hand, the Agincourt having
sailed from Harwich on the 25th of that Month, and arrived here on the
3d of November. – Although it be a considerable time since I communed
with you, be aƒsured you ever have ^ been and ever will be, poƒseƒsed of my best
wishes. – Prayers for your prosperity are all the powers of your unfortunate,
your afflicted Friend. – A News Paper informed me of your return to
England, and the Admiralty List pointed out your obtaining the
Post Rank on the 7th of May 1810. – this was something, though but a small
compensation for unjust detention in the Isle of France, and all your
consequent sufferings: – however it appears to be as far as Mr Yorke
could go, having so recently been placed at the head of the Admiralty. –
With other first Lords your Promotion rested, and their neglect, under
your peculiar circumstances, was the height of injustice.— A melancholy

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