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Letter from Sir Joseph Banks to Ann Flinders (1 of 9) (FLI26) Page 2

except only that 8 of the Catos people were Lost
& the whole of the Porpoises escaped safe &
Capt Flinders's arrival at Port Jackson in the
Cutter you know, & it appears certain that proper
aƒsistance would in due time be sent to the
Shipwreckd [sic] crew
I conjecture that Capt Flinders found a veƒsel of some
sort at Port Jackson ready to Sail for England
& took his Paƒsage in her
That this Ship was seizd [sic] at the Isle of France
where she had touchd [sic] not knowing of the war
There is however no reason to doubt that he will be
well treated there, it is Bonaparte only who ill treats
his Prisoners, in the Foreign ports belonging to France
they have always treated their Prisoners well as
we do theirs & left allowd officers to have a good
Proportion of Liberty on their Parole
        We have also every reason to hope
that Capt Flinders will be exchangd [sic] before it is
long, we have a Fleet superior to the French
Fleet in those seas & our admiral is anxiously
employd [sic] in seeking for a meeting with them
However this takes place we may fairly have this

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Banks, Sir Joseph
Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Flinders, Matthew
Fowler, Robert
Bonaparte (Buonaparte), Napoléon.

Port Jackson
Ile de France (Mauritius)


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