Extract from a letter from Raffles to his sister Maryanne Flint

anxious & trying night as you
may well suppose, but through
the blessing of Providence and
the exertions & steadiness of
English Sold Sailors we reached
Bencoolen at 2 o’clock next
day – after being at the mercy
of our Stormy Seas with death
& damnation staring us in the
face for nearly 18 hours – The
Children slept through the
time, but Sophia was at last
quite exhausted continually
fainting –

Thanks to god we are
all in a great measure
recovered & nothing serious
is likely to occur to our
health and constitutions in
consequence of this dreadful
exactation –

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