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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (10 of 41) (FLI25) Page 2

wandering husband.
    Thou art anxious to get into Lincolnshire, and I
am very much so that ^ thou shouldst. By easy stages
I hope thou wilt soon be able to travel in company
with Mr Tyler.
    I think indeed it is only weakneƒs and anxiety,
that now hang about thee; banish the last, my dear-
est and the first will soon leave thee. Thou feelest
to be amongst strangers, and that tends to excite
uneasineƒs. When thou gettest to Partney, thy poor
head will be supported by the hand of affections
and thy woes soothed by the cheering voice of thy
excellent relations.
    Dost thou wish to make me happy, my dearest,
let me hear of thy composure. Thou must not weep,
or think otherwise about our seperation, than as
it is the medium through which we are to arrive
at independence, and as it will save us from fu-
-ture seperations. It is certainly, most neceƒsary to
our future happineƒs.
    I am pleased to find my meƒsmates improve
upon acquaintance; even young Mr Westall, though

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