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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Chappelle (8 of 41) (FLI25) Page 2

arguments against it, but that I hope and trust thy good sense
on a second consideration, will banish it. I must, however,
act at present as if the fatal word had paƒsed thy mouth.
If it is by any means poƒsible, and I ^ ardently hope it will, I will
set off by the Boston coach on Wednesday afternoon, and shall
be at Spilsby on Thursday evening, and if not too late, at
Partney. The ceremony, my dear dear Annette, must be per-
-formed next day, and by the following Monday at farthest
we must leave Lincolnshire. The family at Spilsby is the
only one that need be acquainted with it. Thou or thy fa-
-mily will be kind enough to make the necessary arrange
-ments; only allow me to beg, that as little form, ceremony
and noise may be made, as poƒsible.
    Should any unfortunate circumstance make it im-
poƒsible for me to come, thou shalt have the earliest in-
-telligence that I can convey; and thou must, my friend,
thou must indeed, in that case come by Mondays coach
either with Mr Tyler or Thomas Franklin, or some friend
thou shalt command in the instances hereafter, only let
me command in this. I would not my love ask thee to take
a step I thought improper, or would I wish thee to come
if thou hast the slightest objection, if poƒsibility will
only allow me to come down. Time, my friend, is short
with us, and thou wilt subject thyself to be branded with

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