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Letter from H Hope to Matthew Flinders (4 of 5) (FLI01) Page 3

he would not do from respect to his Captain. I regret
now that he did not come to me for I have had so much
bad health ever since my return that I have not been
able to introduce him as I could have wished whereas
had he been living with me I might have desired any
of my friends to take him in charge but nobody
would take charge of two Frenchmen. However I must
do the Calcutta people the justice to say that they
have been received every where with the greatest kindneƒs
which is rather an extraordinary thing for John Bull.
      About two months ago a Trunk of yours was sent
to me by the Owners of the Harriet which had been
found on board of that veƒsel. The whole was com-
pletely overrun by white ants which neceƒsitated
every thing being opened and exposed to the Sun. I have
been very careful of all your papers and letters of every
description and I have had the whole put into another

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