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Copy of letters from Matthew Flinders to Christopher Smith and Captain Malcolm (FLI08a) Page 2

however being to sail for England in a few weeks, it will by no means
be worth my while to remain upon an uncertainty; more especially, as
we may probably arrive before either one or both of them shall have
left England. It is probable we shall not touch at the Cape, as I before
mentioned to you, and therefore should you have thought it worth
the trouble to have dropped me a line there, it will miƒs us; St Helena
is thought to be the only place where the anchor will be dropped be-
-tween this and England.
    Lest prolixity should displease, I will soon break off, and only
observe that I recollect the countenance and favour which you
showed me at Jamaica, with gratitude; and that that, with the
opinion I entertain of your profeƒsional abilities and honour goodneƒs, have
been the cause of my present writing, by making me ambitious of
a continuance of your acquaintance; should you not think that
fortune, ability or any other great requisite, has not placed too
great disparity between us me at too great a distance from you.
    Captain Waterhouse desires his remembrances may be made
to you, with which I conclude myself. Dear Sir, with respect
and esteem,
            your sincere friend and humble servant
                        Mattw Flinders

Mr R. Braithwaite now a farmer upon the banks of the Hawkes-
-bury desires me at this moment to make his rememembrances [sic]
to which I will add a request of my own, to be favoured with a line
from you: it can be addreƒsed to Mr Mc Cullocks

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Smith, Christopher
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Flinders, Matthew
Waterhouse, Henry

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