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Letter from William Owen to Matthew Flinders (3 of 3) (FLI01) Page 3

Hope is Governor of [illegible] – Ramsden is dead —— My favorite
little Miƒs Butler is the only one unmarried of all ours and she might
have had our Meƒsmate Owen had he pleased her taste. ——- Roƒs is killed
^ at Java Waugh is Paymaster at Mauritius — Franklin's Master of the Phæton
Holloway Merchant of Bencoolen with Seven or Eight Thousand
Dollars of mine in his hand. — Home has shared the honor of Mau-
-ritius and Java — and I believe owes me something. Mr Tymon
has quitted the [illegible] & retires to Mauritius — At the India House
you may obtain some information from one of John Hunter's Captains
who Navigated Torres Straits, I cannot here enter into the detail neceƒsary
but shall write immediately to him to send you what he told me he
wou'd – a Copy of the Young Mans Chart – It is well done & seemingly
with great correctneƒs – one is sent to the India House from
the House of Scott Hunter & Co . Write to me to be left at
S H Grey Esqr Madras – and say are you likely soon
to be sent on such Expeditions. — I have endeavoured
to find by Enquiry if any Chance of the Mediterra-
-nean, you think of, do exist – but so far as I have [illegible]
(securely surface preƒs) – no signs have yet been found.
Be sent, Come along, there is not a spot from the South
End of Majindanus to New Holland that does not require
light. Shou'd I be able to spare a writer I will send you
a Memorandum on the South End of the Maldives — &c &c I have
several more. but if you come out this way I hope we may meet
shou'd my stay or your {celebrity} admit it. I met old Lynne in the
[illegible] & find you were right^ he never saw you at Mauritius by Jove he L ___d when in
prison – but Prison tales for discretes shou'd not be taken for
Orthodox Gospel – I fear he is not confirmed – When we met I was
not only his Superior but his Commodore – My stars what a Chance for
retaliatory Injury! I did so. I treated him with all the respect due
to a Superior, and gave him his orders in person by waiting on him
myself with much outward devotion & respect, not as a Sycophant, but
I hate to humble a Man I like at all – and Who can say he has no failings
His even a little Vanity – Mine may be something Worse.–—–

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Flinders, Matthew
Owen, (Captain) William Fitzwillam
Franklin, John
Holloway, (Mr)
Tymon, (Mr)
Hope, Hugh

Torres Straits
East India House
Ile de France (Mauritius)

Piedmontaise (Piémontaise)

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