Exfract from a letter from Lady Sophia Raffles to Maryanne Flint

& we hoped & prayed for the
continuance of fine weather
we were not only once- as
the morning approached our
anxiety increased- where were
we?- had we Stemmed the
current? Or had we been
carried out to Sea or down
to the Southward- if either of
the latter we had no hope
of life- but the light increased
& we beheld Rat Island

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