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From Nelson to his Wife

Fiorenzo, 17th January, 1795.

We have had nothing but gales of wind, but in Agamemnon we mind them not: she is the finest ship I ever sailed in, and, were she a seventy-four, nothing should induce me to leave her whilst the war lasted; for not an hour this war will I, if possible, be out of active service; much as I shall regret being so long parted from you, still we must look beyond the present day, and two or three months may make the difference of every comfort, or otherwise, in our income. I hope we have many happy years to live together! and if we can bring 2000 round, I am determined to purchase some neat cottage, which we should never have occasion to change ....

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