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Letter from Captain Kent to Matthew Flinders (FLI01) Page 3

either in softning the Sentence, or getting Captain Jones (who was 3d
Lieutenant of the Melampus when I was first) to withdraw the Charge.
this, however, was unknown to poor Samuel. – You may be sure I will
at all times have great pleasure in complying with any wish of yours,
and should we be vacant a Lieutenant an immediate application
shall be made by me for Samuels appointment to the Agincourt: you
must however be aware, should a vacancy happen whilst under a
Commander in Chief, as at this place, he of course will be anxious to
fill it with one of his young followers. – Offer my sincer
regard to your Brother, and aƒsure him I will ever bear
him in mind. – If you are in London at Christmas I should like you to
see my dear little Boy, and to hear your opinion of his progreƒs in respect
to Education: he is at present at an Academy in Canterbury, but will
be in Town at the Vacation: you will find him at his Aunts at No 6
Bridge Road Lambeth. – My beloved Girls are in the West of England;
Eliza at my Brothers in the Royal Hospital Plymouth, and Mary at
a Boarding-School in Ivy-Bridge. – I have no conception when it is
likely I shall be in England. – At my return I hope to have the pleasure of
seeing you. – Offer my respectful Compliments to Sir Joseph Banks. –

[written along the side of this page:]

If you walk into the Church on Paddington Green you will see the Monument of my ever-to-be lamented
Eliza, who loved you with the Affection of a Sister. –

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