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Flinders' Service Papers (4 of 4) (FLI05) Page 1

                            By the Commiƒsioners for Executing the Office of
                            Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
                            of Great Britain and Ireland &C

                To     Matthew Flinders Esq           hereby appointed
                Captainof His Majesty's Ship the Ramillies

By virtue of the Power and Authority to Us given, We do hereby constitute and
appoint you Captain                 of His Majesty's     Ship           the
Ramillies.       Willing and requiring you forthwith to go on board and take upon
you the Charge and Command of       Captain               in her accordingly.
Strictly Charging and Commanding all the Officers and Company of the said
Ship                   to behave themselves jointly and severally, in their respective
Employments, with all due Respect and Obedience unto you their said
Captain                   and you likewise to observe and execute the General Printed
Instructions, and such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time
receive from Us, or any other your Superior Officers, for His Majesty's Service.
Hereof nor you nor any of you may fail as you will answer the Contrary
at your Peril. And for so doing this shall be your Warrant. Given under
our hands and the Seal of the Office of Admiralty this           Seventh
day of       May             1810. In the Fiftieth Year of His Majesty's

By Command of their Lordships

          Barrow, Yorke and Ward. [Two other signatures have been cut away]

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