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Letter from Mrs Ann Tyler to Matthew Flinders (FLI01) Page 3

or two at a time to Enderby 'till this summer, when she went to visit
your friends, the result of which she will no doubt inform you, I have heard
her often say these visits are very comfortable, & pleasant to her. —
And now my dear sir what more shall I say, if I tell you Bonoparte [sic]
has been menacing an Invasion & we are taught to believe [illegible]
it for 2 or 3 months past ^ it is perhaps what you will be told by several of your correspondents what will be the end God only knows, but
I ^ am willing to hope that God will avert the threatened danger. There are many
thousands writing in Prayer to the Lord to save this guilty Land, & on
those Prayers I have a much greater dependance, [sic] than upon fleets, &
armys. I believe, for God has told me so in his word, that the effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, & when Abraham
            interceeded [sic] for Sodom, the Lord declar'd
            If there were but ten Righteous found
            in the City, he would not destroy it for
            tens sake, & I am sure there are a many
tens pleading for this island, & I hope they will prevail, & turn the course
of our enemies into foolishneƒs. — I know you have an high opinion of the
Wooden Walls of old England, & in the hands of the Lord they have been a
means many times, of saving us from destruction, but at the time the mutiny
was on board the fleets, it shew'd us how small our dependance was there.
No my dear Sir nothing short of the Lord of hosts, is in reallity [sic] to be
trusted in 'Put not your trust in princes nor in any child of man, for
there is no help in them says the Scripture, & I believe it true — we have
had an attempt at an insurection [sic] in Ireland, which has been prevented
almost miraculesly [sic], & as the Lord appear'd for us there, I hope he will here
also. — Mr Tyler begs me to remember him in the kindest manner to you

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