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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (9 of 41) (FLI25) Page 2

    Thou hadst a long letter to give me; pray, my
dearest, send it to me. There is nothing that thou
canst write that I shall not esteem a treasure.
    Attend closely, my love, to the wish expreƒsed
in my last concerning our correspondence. I can-
-not wait above two days for a letter, with any
tolerable patience. My exceƒsive love for thee will, I
fear, undermine me. I shall think of nothing else.
Indeed, I never loved thee till now that I have lost
thee, so I feel at this moment. What weak ani-
-mals we are, or at least I am. Until deprived of a
bleƒsing we are never truly sensible of its value.
    How kind is Mr Tyler to undertake the jour-
-ney for you without solicitation, or without having
^ been fully sensible of the great neceƒsity of it. My letter
written from Charing Croƒs will confirm him in
his intention. What an excellent and kind man
he is, I feel the combined affection of son and bro-
ther for him. Every thing that is kind, my dearest,
say to him on my behalf. Kiƒs him, and call him
your dear protector, and the kind friend of the man
you love. To see him again will add greatly

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