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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (28 of 41) (FLI25) Page 2

sentiments of all who are acquainted with my situation.
      I have seen English papers up to near the end of October last,
in which I see the Bloodhound has had her share of activity; I hope
my brother still commands her if he has not gotten a better ship,
and that he will make something handsome and at the same time
distinguish himself.
      The last letters I have received from England were dated
in August 1806, and I much fear they will be the last for some time
Knowing that an order to set me at liberty had been sent out, thou
wouldst conclude me to be on my way home, and therefore cease
writing. The bearer of this, Mr John Exshaw, will write thee a line
from America to inform thee where to address my letters, and I beg
of thee to write and to collect letters from all my friends as soon after
as possible; for it is much to be feared, that I may be yet here many
months; and the greatest consolation I can enjoy here is to receive
letters from thee, my love, and my friends in England.
      Pray write a line also to Sir Joseph Banks, giving him the
address in America, and saying how much I desire to have a letter
from him, having received only that dated in June 1805. Many
promotions have taken place since my absence, but I have no hope
of being included in any before my return; and I fear, that those
^ who were with me will remain in the same predicament. If, however, I should

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