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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Chappelle (8 of 41) (FLI25) Page 1

Rev Mr Tyler
    Partney near Spilsby
For Miƒs Chappelle

                        16 King St Soho April 13. 1801

    I have received thy letters of April 7 and 11 this morning
What different sensations they excite! Oh how I love
thee for them both. The merits of thy first will serve
us to discuƒs here after; my present busineƒs is to contrive
how our union can be accomplished, and with the least
injury to the important busineƒs I am engaged in. I
say injury, only because it does not appear that thou
canst meet me in London; and I fear it is impoƒsible,
even if I obtained leave of absence, without the cause
of it being inquired into by Sir Joseph Banks. I will
explain to thee, my dearest friend, how I am situated
in these respects. The season of our sailing is fully ar-
-rived, and my greatest endeavours have been directed
to getting every thing ready for sailing myself, and in hurrying
others; I have thence got the credit of zeal for the service;
and was I now to adopt a different conduct, every body
can judge what the probable consequences would be. I select
this reason from amongst others to induce thee to meet me
here; and if every thing can be brought to agree, for heavens
sake, my dear Annette, let not the idea of delicacy which
thou hast imbibed, prevent it. I cannot see when this prin-
-ciple will apply to it myself, and I would bring many

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