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Letter from Richard Westall to Matthew Flinders (FLI01) Page 2

you lamented that in your profeƒsion
distinction was scarce ever to be
obtaind [sic] but by the destruction of
our fellow creatures: you will therefore
have rejoiced that long haraƒsed Europe
is at length at peace. And I rejoice
that you are placed in a situation so
congenial to your dispositon, in
which you will acquire honour and
celebrity by adding to the stock of
Human knowledge; and gratifying your own
feelings by distributing means of
future comfort among distant Nations.
      That the investigation in which
you are engaged, may answer the

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