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

Mrs Flinders
near Spilsby

            Soho Square
              April 29 1805


        I wish it was in my power to give
you more satisfactory accounts of the Situation of my
worthy friend Capt Flinders but such as I have Madam
you may be aƒsurd [sic] I shall always be happy to
        as the Government of England & France
owing to the extreme ill temper & savage disposition
of the Latter, have not since the Last war broke out
held any kind of communication with Each other, it
was impossible for our Government to Complain
with any effect of their Abominable Breech of the Law of
Nations in confining Capt Flinders
        under the Circumstances, I applied
for Permiƒsion to write to my Literary friends in his
favor which as I had already procurd [sic] the Enlargement
of 4 or 5 English prisoners by these means our Government

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