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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (23 of 41) (FLI25) Page 1

Mrs Flinders
Partney near Spilsby


Ah melancholy
harrowed up
No 31

Meƒsanger, how thou hast
my Soul & made me
wretched –

                  Wilhems Plains in the Isle of France
                                Nov. 28 1806

    A friend having informed me that a ship is to sail tomorrow for
Hamburgh, I embrace the occasion to write a line to thee, my best love,
to tell thee of my health and the letters I have received and written.
It being now some time since the date of my last, I intended to
make up a general packet for all my friends, and for sending which
I expect an occasion will offer in three weeks or a month, but this
departure for Hamburgh does not permit me to do it now.
      On Oct. 22.1805 I received the first letters from thee at the
Isle of France, and most, oh most welcome, they were. Their dates were
of May 22. and June 14. 1805: they were accompanied with others from my
cousin Henny, Mr Robertson, and Sir J.B.
      On May 16. 1806 I received thy letter of May 20. 1805, accompa-
-nied also by one from my good friend Mr Robertson: this packet
having passed by the way of America was the cause of its long delay
      Sept. 26.1806 I received thy letter dated Oct. 1805 accompanied with
one from my brother and one from Mr Aken: but the letter written to
me by the latter from New York, two months before, did not arrive until
Oct. 23. 1806. Of the letter thou hast sent by James Franklin I have
seen nothing, although, by the public papers, I see his arrival in India
mentioned; this, however, does not surprise me, knowing how difficult
it is for him to find opportunities of sending to this island.
      Thy last informs me, that my letters up to May 1805 (with the
exception of two short ones to Mr Tyler in Jan. and Feb. 1804) are all
arrived. Since then, I have written thee on July 7. 1805, which letter was
accompanied with a postscript of Aug 23 (I think), and two letters for
Sir Jos. Banks, and one with a packet of papers for the admiralty.
My next letter

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