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Letter from Captain Larkins to Matthew Flinders (2 of 2) (FLI01) Page 1

Matthew Flinders Esqr R.N:
chez. Madme D'Arifat
      Wilhems Plains

July 29 1806

                      Port NW 29th July 1806

My dear Sir

            By your servant I have received
a parcel – to which my utmost attention shall be
paid nor need you dear any thing respecting
its safety – as I shall provide for its being sent
onboard the Ship, by which we are about to depart
previous to my embarking – to save appearances
and to quiet your mind as to its being safe.
          I have exceedingly to regret that the system
of terror has deprived me of a truly great satisfaction
that of being personally acquainted with you;
as well as to lament, that the same system has
been, and still continues to be the shameful
means of robbing an Englishman of his liberty,
and his Country of the services of a meritorious Officer –

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