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Letter from Joseph Banks to Matthew Flinders (4 of 7) (FLI01) Page 2

                              The Frequent opportunities you have
Given to the naturalists to investigate does you Great
Credit both as a navigator & as a considerate man,
Natural history is now a study so much in Repute
by the Public & in its self is so interesting, that the
Good word of the Naturalists when you come home will
not fail to interest a large number of People in
your Favor.

                              Your charts & journals which I do not
doubt you have dispatchd [sic] home have not yet been
Receivd [sic], this is a great misfortune to you & great
inconvenience to Public service, for a ship has been
fitted out for the Purpose of setting a new Colony in
Port Philip, without having your Plan of it; I do not mean
that any shadow of blame attaches itself to you but if
if [sic] I had poseƒsd [sic] only a few sectches [sic] of yours to
illustrate the Statements I have been making in your
Favor, I should have been able to make a much
firmer & more Lasting impreƒsion of the Services
you have done, than has been the Case, I do not
mean that you should have sent any thing directly
to me, but that for the Future you should as far as
you are able get duplicates of such Charts as you
mean to send home Copied in the Course of your

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