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present under way and only wait the Sea Breeze to proceed to the Southward, the Extreame heat of the weath[er] the day we Arrivd and the great exertions of Captain Bligh to get the ships in and Moord was the cause of his severe Illness - but as he is so much better and the surgeons opinion is that all the alarming appearances are removd Captain Bligh will Esteem it a most singular favour If you will send a Message to Mrs Bligh to announce the happy change in his health and to remove her fears.  I have the Honour to be Sir with the Utmost respect and Gratitude your
Most Obedient and [indecipherable] Humble Servt
Nathl Portlock


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