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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (29 of 41) (FLI25) Page 3

more powerful feelings and other prospects; though assuredly the proofs of friendship
I have received here will never be effaced either from my memory or my gratitude.
      I learn from a Moniteur of August last, that whilst general De Caen
keeps me a prisoner here, they have taken possession in France of a considerable
part of my discoveries. The before unknown part of the south coast of Australia
was principally discovered by me; but at Paris they have given it the name of
Terre Napoléon; two gulphs of my discovery are called Golphe Bonaparte and
Golphe Joséphine; my Kanguroo Island is changed into l'Isle Decrés; and some
other piracies of an inferior kind have been committed upon me and other English
navigators, by the editors of Monsieur Baudin's voyage, perhaps by the orders of
the government: I shall write by this occasion to Sir Joseph Banks upon this
      Feb 28. My last letter informed thee of a bill transmitted
to Standert for £268.10 upon the Navy Board; by this occasion I send [missing]
the second, in case the first should have miscarried. It is a bill for my pay
up to October 25. 1808, but of the payment of which I am not quite certain:
I desired him to inform thee of the result.
      I beg of thee, my love, to write to my brother and mother-in-
law on the receipt of this letter; and generally to present my affectionate
remembrances to thy family, and to my relations and friends at Enderby,
Boston, Donington, and Spalding. I pray thee to preserve for me thy constant
affection and friendship, and to believe in the inviolability of those of
of thy         Mattw Flinders

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