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Letter from John Elder to Ann Flinders (3 of 3) (FLI28) Page 1

Mrs Flinders
near Spilsby

              London Febry 11th 1808

To Mrs Flinders

            As I thought I could not at large inform you
of all the questions you requested, I take the liberty to inclose
the second letter which you will be kind to excuse.
          The last time C.F.s spoke to me of his deter-
-mination of attempting to make his escape, a few hours before
I parted from him. He said first, he would write to general
De Caën
, and tell him he might look upon him to be no longer
on his parole, and to request, him to be looked on from
that time, as a prisoner of war, and as any other prisoner;
that he expected the general would order him to be put into
the Grand River Prison along with the merchant officers, was
a thing he was sure of; when he was there he would bribe
some of the sentinels some night, and get on board some of
the British Squadron, which he expected would be cruizing
off the island about 15 Novr he had no doubts of procuring
plenty of aƒsistance at that time and little risk to run.

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