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Letter from George Nicol to Ann Flinders (2 of 2) (FLI06) Page 1

Annotation: 1826

My Dear Madam

            I am very much mortified, that
I am only enabled to sit down June 5th, to
answer your favour of April 23d ; But the
truth is, I have been so unwell for these
two years paƒt, that I have been quite unable
to write or attend to Busineƒs — The consequence
of which, I have had, conducted by my son,
a sale among the Trade of Booksellers, of my
stock in hand; among which, you may depend
upon it, I did not forget the Voyage — But I am
mortified to say, that we were only able to
sell three copies, at £5 each. ——
Both my son & myself continue to use all
our Influence at the Admiralty, for the diƒposal
of the Work; for as they have the Charts of the
S Seas, formed by Capt Flinders, which they
give to all Ships of War going to that Quarter
of the Globe — They also ought to give copies
of the Voyage to accompany them, and
illuƒtrate them — Though with all our endeavours
we have not been able to influence Mr Croker

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