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Letter from (Sir) John Franklin to Ann Flinders (5 of 5) (FLI27) Page 1

                      Govt House VD Land
                          27th December 1842

My dear Mrs Flinders
                I hope you have heard from
some member of my family how completely occupied
I am with the various & complicated duties of my office
and that I scarcely ever can find time on the departure
of a ship to write to any of my relatives. I have long
been desirous of giving you the full particulars of
the monument which I am about to erect on
Stamford Hill above Port Lincoln to the memory
of your deeply lamented husband – and my earliest
friend – not that his undying fame needed such a
memento for he must live in the grateful remembrance
of every friend of Hydrographical Science and
especially of those who navigate the shores of Australia
and VD Land. My dear wife selected the spot
as being that point whence Captain Flinders first
discovered the extent of St Vincents Gulph and which
he distinguished above others by naming most of the
Islands & Bays on which he was then looking, after
the Towns & villages of the scenes of his early remembrance

Mrs Captain Flinders

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