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Letter from Joseph Banks to Matthew Flinders (5 of 7) (FLI01)

Captain Flinders
    Norfolk Hotel
    Norfolk St Strand
or Admiralty

Mr Standert's
      No 3 Cliffords Inn
                Fleet St
Oct. 30 1810

          Revesby Abbey
          Oct 28 1810

My dear Sir
    it gives me Sincere Pleasure
that you have at Last Escapd [sic] from the Clutches of
French tyranny & are restord [sic] to your Country
I feel an additional Satisfaction of no Small
magnitude in Finding the First Lord, of whose judment [sic]
as well as Talents I have a high opinion, inclind [sic]
to rate your Services on the scale they deserve & to

[Banks signature on the other side has been cut away here]
into consideration in setting, the
        to give you in the
              to indear the
              are ruled
doubts whether
[illegible] your
wishes to do, its

he will however if I mistake him not do all
that the means & Precedent of office will Enable
him to do, & with this I am well aƒsured that
you will be Satisfied & gratefull [sic] and your heart
    I mean to be in London on the 7th
of november at night, on the 8th I {Entertain} my
Functions as President of the R.S; which resumes
its meetings on that day. I hope on that day
to have the Pleasure of Shaking you by the
hand & congratulating you on your Present Situation
& Condoling the Evils you have endured & the
years of your youth you have defended of
French Tyranny & oppreƒsion

[Ends here – Banks' signature cut away]

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