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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (37 of 41) (FLI25) Page 1

Mrs Flinders
7 Mary Street
        Fitzroy Square

                              No 2 Common Hard — Portsea
                                          May 15 (at 4 P.M.) 1812

My dear Love
      I did not reach Portsmouth until eleven
o'clock yesterday. I saw Sir R. Bickerton, who fixed upon the
Loire frigate
, for making the experiments and sent for her com-
mander, captain Schomberg, to give him the necessary orders.
I then went with captain S. to the dockyard, where we saw Com-
missioner Grey, my friend Park, and Mr Payne, his assistant,
who is appointed to make the experiments. Arrangements be-
ing agreed upon with these gentlemen, I went to Mr Inman,
to talk concerning the instruments to be used.
      I dined with captain Schomberg, and slept at the
Crown Inn. This morning I breakfasted with Mr Park and
he came with me to this place to seek a lodging close to
the dockyard, and I fixed on this house, and have established
my head quarters here so long as I stay. The lodging is
very comfortable; but for two rooms I pay two guineas per
week. All this day nearly, I have been examining instru-
ments with Mr Inman; and am now returned home to write

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Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Bickerton, Sir Richard
Jervis, John, Earl of St Vincent
Petrie, Ann
Flinders, Matthew
Heywood, Peter
Inman, (Reverend) James
Park, (Captain)
Tyler, Isabella (Belle/Bell)

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