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Letter from Joseph Banks to Matthew Flinders (2 of 7) (FLI01) Page 1

Address: Capt Flinders
                              H M Ship

                                        Soho Square
                                          Feb 19 1801

Dear Sir
                        I give you sincere Joy at the
attainment of your wish in your appointment
of Commander. I have long known that it was
Certain but I am glad it is now placed beyond
the Reach of accident or the chance of administrations.

                        I think you should now ask for
Leave to come to Town to {overtask} the provisions
of instruments that will be neceƒsary in your
Purpose I wish to see you before I make any
application as I do not think you ought to
Follow the Precedant [sic] of Capt Vancouver who went
without an astronomer & besides in all these

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