29 January 1805 – Tuesday – from Green Park Bldgs

[written to her brother Frank Austen]

My dearest Frank

My Mother has found among our dear Father’s little personal property, a small astronomical Instrument which she hopes you will accept for his sake.  It is I beleive a Compass & Sun-dial, & is in a Black Chagreen Case.  Would You have it sent to you now, & with what direction?– There is also a pair of Scissors for you.– We hope these are articles that may be useful to you, but we are sure they will be valuable.– I have not time for more.

Yours very affecly     JA.

Capt. Austen
HMS Leopard
Portsmouth

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