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Letter from (Sir) John Franklin to Ann Flinders (4 of 5) (FLI27) Page 3

he were even to ask for my Promotion previous to Sailing –
Respecting the Enquiries he made to me about your addreƒs I shall
be happy on satisfying you – Between two and three months
since he enquired of Fowler if he knew your addreƒs – and told him
it was probable he might have to write you – some conversation
then followed about your pension – he said he had recently had
conversation with Mr Barrow – and I think also that he expected to
have with Lord Melville respecting your pension – he wished
that it should be increased; since the Admiralty had given
Mrs Tuckey something considerable; Fowler told him he could
attain your addreƒs from me, and he (Fowler) desired me to
mention it when I went again which I did, but no conversation
then paƒsed. Mr Brown had previously told me he had
said to Mr Barrow that an increase should he thought
be made and that he also spoke to Sir Joseph who took
(he knew) an early opportunity of speaking to Mr Barrow
on the Subject – I have not since heard anything more
I shall be most happy if their enquiries produce what is
really just should be the case, a considerable increase in
your favour – should I learn anything – you may rely on
my communicating it to you – though appears it would be I think
prudent that I should not be known as the Author of any communication
My brother and his bride left Town this morning for their residence
[ends here as Franklin's signature has been cut away]

[PS continues on back page]
I should be quite delighted with your little Lady, her Spirit and
Life would be most agreeable to me, I cannot bear a mopish
child – I have no doubt she will prove an increased bleƒsing to
you, as she advances in years and becomes the companion.
I beg my very best thanks to your Mother and Miƒs Tyler for
their good wishes. I should feel great pleasure in having
the opportunity of seeing you all before Sailing – we shall
not however go near Portsmouth – but take our departure
[PS continues on back page other side but has been cut away]

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Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Brine, Robert
Buchan, David.
Parry, William Edward
Banks, Sir Joseph
Fowler, Robert
Barrow, John
Melville, Henry Dundas, First Viscount (Lord Melville)
Tuckey, (Mrs)
Brown, Robert
Tyler, (Reverend) William
Tyler, Isabella (Belle/Bell)
Franklin, John



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