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Letter from (Sir) John Franklin to Ann Flinders (3 of 5) (FLI27) Page 1

Mrs Flinders
Vicarage House
near Bagshot

              Mavis Enderby December 5 [1815]

My dear Friend

      A long absence on a visit to Friskney prevented
me from receiving your very gratifying letter until the
other day – Your letter to Mr Barrow was so perfectly
satisfactory and complete that I felt on the perusal, most
highly gratified and honoured ^ too at having the Sentiments
of my departed Friend respecting me so ably and handsomely
expreƒsed to a Person whose knowledge of them it
was to eƒsentially neceƒsary to be aƒsured of – I cannot
Mrs Flinders sufficiently thank you or convey the obligation
I feel on the which believe me is much increased when
I consider the terms of your acquaintance were scarcely
such, as to warrant your addreƒsing him – and indeed
could I feel regret, when such favourable testimonies
of my profeƒsional line are conveyed to the notice of him
on whom my expectations may be supposed very
materially to rest – it would be that the circumstance
caused you my Friend any Sacrifice of feeling – or the
slightest uneasineƒs – I hope and trust you understood
my meaning when the request was made – that I by no
means should wish you to write if the task was painful

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