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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (37 of 41) (FLI25) Page 2

to thee, and to dress previously to dining with Mr and
Mrs Park. They both inquired affectionately after thee, and
were pleased to hear of the accession to our family. My time
is very likely to be divided, (that is my leisure time) between Mr Parks
Mr Inmans and a few other houses, so long as I stay.
      I have seen captain Epworth and captain Heywood;
both of whom are well and appeared glad to see me. captain
Heywood is appointed to be of the officers by whom the experi-
ments are to be made; and a better could not have been
found here. Both the admiral and the commissioner appear
anxious to forward the business; and say that I have only to
name what is necessary, and it shall be done. So far all goes
on tolerably well; but owing to the dismantled state of La
Loire, and some courts-martial which are in hand, the experi-
ments cannot commence until Tuesday next, and that if the
day is fine: indeed, the preparations will not be completed
much before that time, for I shall again be occupied most of
tomorrow with Mr Inman, at whose house I am to breakfast.
      The approach of Mr Parks dinner hour forces me to
leave off conversation with thee, and go to dress. I shall

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Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Bickerton, Sir Richard
Jervis, John, Earl of St Vincent
Petrie, Ann
Flinders, Matthew
Heywood, Peter
Inman, (Reverend) James
Park, (Captain)
Tyler, Isabella (Belle/Bell)

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