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My Love > Victory, off Toulon, October 21st 1803

Victory, off Toulon, October 21st 1803

My dear Child,

Receive this first letter from your most affectionate Father. If I live it will be my pride to see you virtuously brought up; but if it pleases God to call me - I trust to Himself - in that case I have left Lady H. your guardian. I therefore charge you my Child, on the value of a father's blessing, to be obedient and attentive to all her kind admonitions and instructions.

At this moment I have left you in a Codicil dated the 6th of September, the sum of four thousand pounds sterling, the interest of which is to be paid to your guardian for your maintenance and education.

I shall only say, my dear Child, may God Almighty bless you and make you an ornament to your sex, which I am sure you will be if you attend to all Lady H's instructions; and be assured that I am, my dear Horatia, your most affectionate Father,

Nelson & Bronte

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