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Letter from John Franklin to Matthew Flinders (FLI01) Page 2

At our meeting I was much agitated – and might perhaps
have given wrong answers to the enquiries you made
after the old Investigator's – I will endeavour to
refresh my memory – and state how they are disposed
of – Olive is Purser of the Heir Apparent prison ship
at Portsmouth – Purdie was surgeon of the Pompee
Inman is the Profeƒsor of the Naval College Portsmouth
a very good appointment. Mart's carpenter of the
Bellerophon Lacey & Lincoln are dead – S Lound
mid of the Warrior – I have not heard of Bell. The
ships company were divided in China, and have been
since distributed into different ships – Walter Freeman
and Jms Barnet are in the Bedford, and have been most
anxious in their enquiries after Your health and
prospect of return – The old ship lies at Plymouth
cut down nearly to the waters edge; they were near
losing her during their paƒsage — in the gales off
Cape Town —

I hope Mr York received you with every attention; I understand
he patronizes merit, and being a man of science
would look favourably on your voyage –

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Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Flinders, Matthew
Olive, John
Inman, (Reverend) James
Mart, Russell
Lacey, Dennis
Lound, Sherrard
Yorke, (Rt Hon) Charles Philip
Franklin, John
Purdie, Robert
Standert, A.

Mavis Enderby

Heir Apparent

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