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Account of the   [indecipherable] )

Sydney April 1804

Dear Sir

By the Calcutta I received your favour of April 8th last  - and am glad you have hitherto received Cayleys things in good X order -  he sends you a Box now under Capt Woodriffs care,  I also send one with Two new Animals which I understand Mr  Brown has described to you therefore I shall  not attempt it --
The Extent of our Friend Flinders failure I dare say you are Informed of before now, had he gone to sea again in The Investigator there is not a doubt but she would have deposited there in the Deep - this attempt to return in the little Cumberland I hope will be more successful than that in the porpoise But could it be expected the Reef

[in margin] - per Calcutta - July 31  1804 

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