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Letter from (Sir) John Franklin to Ann Flinders (2 of 5) (FLI27) Page 2

am truly rejoiced that you were able to write in answer to him.
Your kind present of my departed Friends Pistols – I accept with
most grateful thanks – and beleive [sic] me they will ever be
preserved as an inestimable Treasure.
    I beg Mrs Flinders you will now permit me to offer my best
aƒsistance in forwarding either your arrangements, Hopes or wishes.
The opportunities I may have may be few; yet I should hope you
would not hesitate in calling forth my attention and Exertion;
be aƒsured my good Friend it will afford me infinite pleasure
and satisfaction to do anything, at any time that could poƒsibly
contribute to your comfort or Happineƒs.
    It is a Source of Consolation that your amiable Partner
survived the completion of his work for Publication, it will
cause his memory to be long respected, and I hope it may prove
of infinite pecuniary advantage to you – I perceived two days
since it was advertized as published under the auspices of the
Admiralty.–         I wrote some days since to Mr Brown addreƒsed
to the Linnaen Society, Gerrard Street requesting to be informed when
and under whose countenance it might be expected to appear –
but he has not answered my letter. I intended if it came
out under the protection of Lord Melville and received his notice
to push everything I could to gain his attention; but I fear it would
avail little.

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Chappelle (Flinders), Ann
Wiles, James
Brown, Robert
Melville, Henry Dundas, First Viscount (Lord Melville)
Tyler, (Reverend) William
Tyler, Isabella (Belle/Bell)
Franklin, John


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