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Letter from John Elder to Ann Flinders (1 of 3) (FLI28) Page 2

I gave into the charge of Mr . A. Standert captain Flinders
agent; and yesterday he informed me of them all being sent
to their different departments. In the trunk also contained
table linen some silver spoons, the blue uniform coat and two
appalets [sic], with some English and French printed books; and
a small box with a necklace woven by the three Miƒs D'Arifats
and some Markers, an Indian coin; this small box I have
to bring myself by captain Flinders orders; the reason of
me not writing sooner, I was in expectation of finishing
sooner at the navy office, but I find it will be a very tedious
busineƒs to do very soon.
          When I left the Isle of France captain Flind-
-ers was in hopes to be liberated about November, or probably
the first arrival of despatches from France which might be
soon after I left it. – I left there in an American brig, came
to Baltimore; from there, I came down to Norfolk; and ^ from there,
in a [sic] English veƒsel bound to Leith; from there, I came in the
packet to London on Sunday 31st Jan. I wrote to captain
Flinders from Baltimore, informing him of my safe arrival
there, he told me if I had an opportunity of writing from
England to him I might, but at this present unsettled state
of Europe I think it adviseable [sic] to refrain doing it.

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